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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:17:34 EDTThe Nationals had been the speculated landing spot for free-agent catcher Matt Wieters this offseason, and the two sides reached a deal on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:21 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:44:31 EDTEven after parting with their three best pitching prospects, the Nationals still have plenty of pitching depth left on the farm in right-handers Erick Fedde, Austin Voth and A.J. Cole, all of whom could see time in the big leagues in 2017. Top prospect Victor Robles' five-tool potential makes him the undisputed gem of the Nationals' system, while fellow outfielder Juan Soto, last year's Rookie Gulf Coast League MVP, may be one of the best hitters yet to reach full-season ball.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:27 EDTSpring Training is almost here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Nationals coverage.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:33 EDTThe highlights of the schedule include bobbleheads, a snow globe featuring Max Scherzer, an action figure featuring Bryce Harper and the Nationals' first Magic 8 Ball giveaway on Opening Day, April 3.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:55:02 EDTNats lefty Gio Gonzalez didn't need a map to find the team's new Spring Training facility, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:46:18 EDTWith Presidents Day today and Spring Training just beginning to kick into full gear, who better to combine the two than Mike Rizzo, the Nationals' president of baseball operations and general manager.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:27 EDTNon-roster invitee Joe Nathan is hoping to make a second comeback late in his career following Tommy John surgery. He did it once before, and the 42-year-old right-hander, a 16-year veteran, hopes to pitch at least another season, which would make the Nationals his sixth Major League club.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 EDTWho do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:36:58 EDTAs Jayson Werth begins Spring Training for the final year of of his contract, the Nationals have become one of the model franchises. However, postseason success is the ultimate goal.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:13:23 EDTAdam Eaton, aka Mighty Mouse, plays with drive and a chip on his shoulder after years of people discrediting his ability because of his stature.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:52 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Nationals are wearing.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:34:43 EDTManager Dusty Baker wants the Nationals to put together a string of postseason appearances instead of falling off after a season of success.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:30:18 EDTBryce Harper said he knew "exactly why" his production dropped during a disappointing 2016 season coming off winning the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in '15. But during his first meeting with the media this spring, he did not elaborate on exactly what was different.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:59 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Nationals' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:12:30 EDTJoe Ross is trying to clean up some bad habits he's developed, which might help him make it through an entire season healthy.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:41 EDTAfter an offseason routine focused on strengthening his lower body, spending more time in the weight room and preparing his body by hitting less often than normal, Daniel Murphy believes he is fully recovered from the hamstring injuries that plagued him last year.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:45:54 EDTDuring batting practice in the second half of last season, after he finished shagging fly balls in the outfield to learn a position that was brand new to him, Trea Turner would run in and take grounders at second base and shortstop.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:21:10 EDTAdam Lind feels a bit unfortunate that he fit free agency this past offseason, when a number of power hitters had trouble finding a home.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:01:16 EDTThe stress fracture in Max Scherzer's right knuckle has healed structurally, but he is still experiencing some symptoms.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:53 EDTStephen Strasburg threw off a mound for about 10 minutes Thursday morning and said he is no longer feeling any lingering effects from the partially torn pronator tendon that ended his 2016 season.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:25:00 EDTOnce the Nationals began talking up their potential in-house options at closer, two names emerged as the favorites: Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:26:45 EDTThe Nationals' bench was one of their strengths in 2016 and they made a move on Monday afternoon -- the eve of the report date for pitchers and catchers to Spring Training -- to strengthen that unit, agreeing with free agent Adam Lind on a Major League deal.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:08 EDTShortly after Lucas Giolito got traded to the White Sox this offseason, Erick Fedde called him in disbelief. Fedde had been following along Hot Stove rumors, where his own name was mentioned as a possible trade chip, but it was still difficult to predict that the Nationals would deal three of their top pitching prospects.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:03:37 EDTPitchers and catchers reported to West Palm Beach on Tuesday, the first chance for many of the Nationals to see their new facility. There is still construction to maneuver around in various parts of the complex, which is shared with the Astros, but the Nationals say they have everything they need to get their work done.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:51:56 EDTPerhaps other managers would be worried about their status as so-called "lame ducks" as they prepare for Spring Training entering the final season of their contract. Dusty Baker, however, is unconcerned.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:19:12 EDTThe rivalry between the Nationals and Mets has heated up in recent seasons, as the two clubs have produced the past three National League East champions. Before they settle their competition on the field in 2017, we can get a head start on assessing these clubs by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:21:19 EDTThe Nationals are set to open their new Spring Training home in West Palm Beach, Fla., for what they hope will be the beginning of a World Series championship campaign. On the backs of stars such as Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy, they will enter this season among the favorites in the National League.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:00 EDTThe Nationals' starting lineup and rotation are all but set, barring injury, yet they will enter Spring Training with a few unknowns on their Opening Day roster. Notably, the bullpen likely has at least three spots up for grabs, while the bench has one opening.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:14:23 EDTWith Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Nationals squad each day this week. Today's topic: The perfect season.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:28:19 EDTMajor League Baseball's long tradition of honoring America's military heroes will continue this spring when the Nationals and Red Sox compete in a preseason exhibition game April 1 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDTThe Nationals are trying to strike a delicate balance.They have been among the most successful teams in baseball during the past five regular seasons, where they have racked up the second-most wins and won the National League East division three times.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:00 EDTThe Nationals had some notable names when the 2017 Classic rosters were revealed Wednesday. Daniel Murphy, Tanner Roark, Oliver Perez and Rafael Martin, along with newly-acquired left-hander Enny Romero are scheduled to compete this year.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:38:57 EDTIn 2017, all eyes will be on Bryce Harper to rebound from his down season last year and prove that he is closer to the player that posted 9.9 Wins Above Replacement in 2015 than the one who fell to 1.6 WAR in '16.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:38:29 EDTThe Nationals and Astros have a new Spring Training home: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, and it will change the landscape of spring baseball in Florida.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 18:39:17 EDTThe Nationals added another left-handed arm to their bullpen mix when they acquired lefty Enny Romero from the Rays on Tuesday for Minor League righty Jeffrey Rosa.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDTGet positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.