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Gonzalez hands on with hometown HS program

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:02:49 EDT

The room had not been used in years, when it was a workshop room for the now-defunct woodshop class at Hialeah High School. At first viewing, Gio Gonzalez will admit it was not what he was expecting. But Juan Garcia -- the head coach of the Hialeah baseball team -- had a vision of what the room could become.

Murphy expected to begin season on DL

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:55:47 EDT

With about eight days to go until the regular season begins, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy has increased the intensity of his baseball activity. He is now moving laterally when fielding grounders, has increased his workload when hitting and has introduced some new strength exercises to his knee.

Zim 'ready to go' despite unorthodox spring

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:08:29 EDT

Ryan Zimmerman understands his approach to this year's Spring Training is unorthodox. He has only played in one Grapefruit League game, where he has taken a grand total of two at-bats.

Nats send top prospect Robles to Minors

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:07:56 EDT

Even as Victor Robles continued to impress during his first Major League camp, there was always the issue of whether there was any room in the Nationals' crowded outfield for him to start the season in the Majors.

Scherzer gets third Opening Day nod for DC

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:42:48 EDT

On Monday, the Nationals officially named Scherzer their Opening Day starter for the season opener against Joey Votto and the Reds on March 29 in Cincinnati. It will be Scherzer's third Opening Day start for Washington and one of the easiest choices manager Dave Martinez has had to make during his first season with the team.

Nats holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:36:34 EDT

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.

Prospect report: Nationals camp

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:23:51 EDT

Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Nationals.

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's Prospect Watch.

Nats set to shore up Opening Day roster

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:36 EDT

With a little more than one week to go before the Nationals begin the regular season in Cincinnati, the club has not offered much insight into who will win the few unsettled position battles still to play out through the remainder of camp.

Prospect Q&A: Nats' Daniel Johnson

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:42:15 EDT

As part of MLB Pipeline's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we're sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Nationals camp, it was Washington's No. 9 prospect, Daniel Johnson.

Eyeing 5th-starter spot, Cole impresses

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:41:47 EDT

A.J. Cole showed the Nationals that they don't need to hand the fifth starting spot to Jeremy Hellickson quite yet.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:17:47 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.

Taylor, Eaton on track after returning to action

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:14:50 EDT

Neither Michael A. Taylor nor Adam Eaton reported any setbacks following Saturday's Grapefruit League action, Washington manager Dave Martinez said.

This will be Harper's career season

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:44:24 EDT

This is the season. Yes, maybe we have said that before. Maybe we thought it would be last season, or two seasons ago. But that's OK. This is the season.

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Eaton homers in 2018 debut: 'It's a big step'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:38:48 EDT

After Nationals manager Dave Martinez wrote Adam Eaton's name in the lineup for the first time this spring, Martinez gave Eaton a hug. "Welcome back," Martinez told Eaton ahead of what would be his first big league game in about 11 months.

Hellickson joins Nats, jumps into 5th starter race

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:15:43 EDT

The days until Opening Day are quickly dwindling, so new Nationals right-hander Jeremy Hellickson wasted no time getting started at camp. He took a red-eye flight from California to arrive in West Palm Beach on Saturday morning.

Determined Nationals eye deep postseason run

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:00:00 EDT

The Nationals are preparing for what will be one of the most important years in their short history.

Romero, Grace among Nats' key 'pen decisions

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:13 EDT

Minor League options will play a large factor in the Nationals' roster decisions to start the season, and the club has four players who are out of options in outfielder Brian Goodwin, right-hander A.J. Cole and left-handers Enny Romero and Matt Grace.

Nats host chipping contest before workout

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:29:19 EDT

Nats host chipping contest before workout

To the Max! Nats ace turns it up in 9-K gem

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:50:44 EDT

These starts are supposed to be a tuneup for Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, but the the reigning two-time National League Cy Young Award winner was already in dominant form during Tuesday night's 7-4 victory over the Mets.

Top 20 players who will shape NL East race

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:31:56 EDT

If you can believe it, Opening Day is only two weeks away, and we're previewing each division every Wednesday. This week: The National League East.

Bryce helps deliver surprise baby news

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:23:46 EDT

Bryce helps deliver surprise baby news

Cole feels better after missing start with illness

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:00:27 EDT

Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole, the favorite to win the club's fifth-starter spot, is feeling much better after an illness prevented him from starting Monday's game against the Tigers.

Harper loses helmet on hard single

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:21:37 EDT

Harper loses helmet on hard single

Robles, Soto give Nats OF tandem to dream on

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:09:45 EDT

Victor Robles and Juan Soto were born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a little more than one year apart. They rank among the top 30 prospects in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline -- Robles at No. 6, Soto at No. 29. They were signed by the same Nationals scout, Modesto Ulloa.

Nats may rotate closer role to keep arms healthy

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:26:19 EDT

The Nationals have three strong, viable options out of the bullpen to close games in the trio of Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson and Brandon Kintzler. It will be a luxury for first-year manager Dave Martinez to have those arms -- each with experience closing -- at the end of the game.

For all five clubs, it's a new look in NL East

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:42:58 EDT

Jake Arrieta's arrival makes the National League East more interesting and more competitive. Even better, the division was already trending rapidly in that direction.

Taught to trot: Nats hold walk-off practice

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:33:11 EDT

The only thing manager Dave Martinez told his position players was that it was the bottom of the ninth inning and you just hit a walk-off. He left the rest up to them.

The next World Series drought to end will be ...

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 20:00:00 EDT

Seven franchises have never won the World Series. So let's rank them based on their likelihood of ending the drought first.

Strasburg 'trusting the process' this spring

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:33:09 EDT

At this point in his career, Stephen Strasburg feels as if he has developed a solid routine for himself. He has ditched the windup and started going completely out of the stretch, reduced his throwing in between starts, found a workout plan he sticks to and revamped his offseason running program.

Voth among first round of Nationals' spring cuts

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:19:08 EDT

The Nationals made their first round of cuts Thursday afternoon, trimming their roster by eight players before their game with the Mets.

New Nat Reynolds embracing his versatility

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:54:41 EDT

When he first learned he would have to switch from shortstop, Matt Reynolds admitted he was a little upset. He was still with the Mets organization then and had once been considered their shortstop of the future and a piece of their young core going forward.

Martinez easing Zim into spring game action

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:26:29 EDT

The Nationals are continuing to ease first baseman Ryan Zimmerman into action this spring, taking a cautious route with the veteran to prepare him for the season. Zimmerman has appeared in just one Grapefruit League this year, when he got two at-bats last Friday against the Mets.

Nats giving few details on Romero situation

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:53:21 EDT

A few details trickled out on Tuesday afternoon regarding Seth Romero's violation of club rules, but the specific rule he broke or a timeline for his return are unclear. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported on Tuesday that Romero was sent home after a curfew-related issue, but Washington has declined to go into more detail.

Roark dominating after delivery alteration

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:44:02 EDT

Add Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark to the list of pitchers switching to a more simple delivery instead of a full windup. Roark used a modified windup during his four scoreless innings during Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals, a sort of abbreviated delivery from his usual starting point.

Severino, Montero strong backup C options

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 15:07:54 EDT

One of the decisions that Nationals manager Dave Martinez must make before the team breaks camp later this month is who will be the backup to starting catcher Matt Wieters.

Harper hits first spring HR -- and it was loud

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 19:38:35 EDT

Harper hits first spring HR -- and it was loud

Adams goes 3-for-3 in return; Harper homers

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 18:58:55 EDT

Matt Adams couldn't wait to get back in the lineup for the first time in a week. That was evident Sunday in the Nationals' 6-2 win against the visiting Tigers at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Strasburg 'felt really strong' in spring debut

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 17:44:32 EDT

Stephen Strasburg's 2018 Grapefruit League debut was brief but effective on Saturday in the Nationals' 8-1 win against the Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Robles goes airborne for diving catch

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 18:19:25 EDT

Robles goes airborne for diving catch