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Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:20:40 EDT

 



Nats reportedly ink catcher Wieters

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:17:34 EDT

The 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.



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:21 EDT

MLB.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.



Breaking down the Nats' Top 30 Prospects

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:44:31 EDT

Even 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.



Spring has arrived: Get tickets, skeds, gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:27 EDT

Spring 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.



Nats announce 2017 promotions and giveaways

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:33 EDT

The 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.



Gio enjoying Spring Training close to home

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:55:02 EDT

Nats lefty Gio Gonzalez didn't need a map to find the team's new Spring Training facility, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.



Rizzo: Nationals ready to put on show in 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:46:18 EDT

With 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.



Nathan confident in another comeback bid

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:27 EDT

Non-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.



Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 EDT

Who 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.



Werth poised for postseason success

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:36:58 EDT

As 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.



Eaton still proving he's worth his weight

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:13:23 EDT

Adam Eaton, aka Mighty Mouse, plays with drive and a chip on his shoulder after years of people discrediting his ability because of his stature.



Spring into fresh look for Nationals' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:52 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Nationals are wearing.



Dusty seeking string of postseason appearances

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:34:43 EDT

Manager Dusty Baker wants the Nationals to put together a string of postseason appearances instead of falling off after a season of success.



Harper puts 2016 struggles in rearview mirror

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:30:18 EDT

Bryce 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.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:59 EDT

From 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.



Ross working to break bad habits

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:12:30 EDT

Joe Ross is trying to clean up some bad habits he's developed, which might help him make it through an entire season healthy.



Murphy joins camp after eventful offseason

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:41 EDT

After 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.



Turner excited for return to shortstop

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:45:54 EDT

During 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.



Lind not concerned about possible new role

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:21:10 EDT

Adam Lind feels a bit unfortunate that he fit free agency this past offseason, when a number of power hitters had trouble finding a home.



Scherzer's status for Opening Day unknown

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:01:16 EDT

The stress fracture in Max Scherzer's right knuckle has healed structurally, but he is still experiencing some symptoms.



Stras focused on marathon, not sprint

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:18:53 EDT

Stephen 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.



Kelley, Treinen internal candidates for closer

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:25:00 EDT

Once the Nationals began talking up their potential in-house options at closer, two names emerged as the favorites: Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen.



Nationals, Lind agree to 1-year deal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:26:45 EDT

The 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.



Fedde hoping to impress at first big league camp

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:08 EDT

Shortly 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.



Nats in awe of new Spring Training facility

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:03:37 EDT

Pitchers 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.



Managing uncertainty piece of cake for Baker

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:51:56 EDT

Perhaps 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.



Tale of the fantasy tape: Mets vs. Nationals

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:19:12 EDT

The 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.



Nationals enter camp amid lofty expectations

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:21:19 EDT

The 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.



Nats' roster mostly set as camp approaches

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:00 EDT

The 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.



Nationals want World Series title in '17

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:14:23 EDT

With 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.



Nats, Red Sox to play at U.S. Naval Academy

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:28:19 EDT

Major 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.



Nationals believe they can win it all in '17

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

The 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.



Nine Nats land on 2017 Classic rosters

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:00 EDT

The 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.



Harper out to return to elite level in '17

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:38:57 EDT

In 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.



Lupica: New ballpark -- beauty & the beach

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:38:29 EDT

The 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.



Nats add electric arm in trade for lefty Romero

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 18:39:17 EDT

The 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.



Fantasy 411 Cheat Sheet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDT

Get positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.