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Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:24:25 EDT

 



Another Harper tries to make name for himself

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:22:00 EDT

It's as if Bryan Harper has been soaking it all in through these first few days of what is his first full Major League camp. He has spent his time in the Nationals clubhouse, keeping mostly to himself, watching and observing.



Glover dealing with right shoulder soreness

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:51:23 EDT

After an encouraging winter filled with throwing and excitement about the strength of his arm, Koda Glover showed up to Nationals camp with soreness in his right shoulder. He received an MRI, which revealed some slight inflammation, causing the Nationals to once again handle him with caution.



Mindful of future, Gio ready to roll in 2018

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:40:46 EDT

As Gio Gonzalez prepares for his seventh season with the Nationals, he is considering the idea that this could be his last year in Washington. His contract will expire after the year, and he is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career.



Nats encouraged by Kelley's progress

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:36:12 EDT

The reports they heard were encouraging, but just to be sure for themselves the Nationals sent a team athletic trainer to evaluate right-hander Shawn Kelley in about mid-January. He had just started throwing for the first time in the offseason and his arm felt much better through his first few sessions than it had the past few years.



Rizzo optimistic extension will get done with Nats

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:09:22 EDT

Following the Nats' first official workout for pitchers and catchers on Friday afternoon, Mike Rizzo said he has had some initial discussions about his contract situation with the ownership group, while expressing optimism that a new deal will eventually get done.



'Circle of Trust' among Martinez's camp features

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:14:18 EDT

Dave Martinez is still creating his own routine as he begins his first camp as Nationals manager, but he has already introduced the first new wrinkles.



Nats reach naming rights deal for spring park

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:09:29 EDT

Executives from the Astros, Nationals and FITTEAM Global will announce FITTEAM as the naming-rights partner of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday in a ceremony at home plate.



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.



'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.



Scherzer brings game face to 1st 'pen session

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:43:02 EDT

It was as if no time had passed since the end of the season. There was Max Scherzer, standing on the mound, grunting as he pounded fastballs into the catcher's mitt and getting angry for himself when he did not execute.



Strasburg: Nats flying under radar

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:44:43 EDT

It is uncommon for a team coming off consecutive division titles to have a case that it is underrated, but that's where Stephen Strasburg sees the Nationals as they begin Spring Training.



Slimmed-down Wieters plans to bounce back

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:15:17 EDT

After catcher Matt Wieters exercised his player option to return to Washington, he spent the offseason transforming his diet and increasing the intensity of his workout routine. He arrived to camp weighing 224 pounds after finishing the season at 238 pounds, a transformation that caused a team official to remark how Wieters looked five years younger.



Eaton's return on Opening Day 'easily attainable'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:28:14 EDT

It's hard for Adam Eaton to remember a time where he has gone this long without seeing live pitching. He has not stood in a batters box against an opposing pitcher since April, before he tore his left ACL and began a long rehab. Once he returns the batters box, however, Eaton expects it to be just like riding a bike.



Enjoy Harper catching Taillon, circa 2009

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:39:33 EDT

Enjoy Harper catching Taillon, circa 2009



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.



Competition for No. 5 starter set for Nats' camp

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:12:39 EDT

Every year since they began contending back in 2012, the Nationals have entered Spring Training with their rotation set. This year, however, the Nats' No. 5 starter will be decided in camp.



Eaton champing at bit ahead of return

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:42:11 EDT

Eaton has not played in a game since April 28 when he suffered a torn ACL that ended his first season in Washington.



Nats acquire utility man Reynolds from Mets

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:54:55 EDT

As they prepare to report to Spring Training this week, the Nationals made a move Monday night to improve their position player depth. Washington acquired utility man Matt Reynolds from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.



Same as it ever was: Few battles loom for Nats

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:22:50 EDT

The 2018 Nationals will not look much different than the team that finished the '17 season. After all, when a team wins 97 games and a second straight division championship, there is usually no need for sweeping changes.



Harper, wife take a trip to Disneyland

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:29:34 EDT

Harper, wife take a trip to Disneyland



Inbox: What remaining moves could Nats make?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:53:34 EDT

Nationals beat writer Jamal Collier answers fan questions about trades, injuries, the pitching staff and more.



Nats' Read suspended 80 games for PED use

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:21:37 EDT

Nationals catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Read tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug, and his suspension will begin at the beginning of the 2018 regular season.



Martinez's dress rehearsal begins this spring

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 15:49:49 EDT

There are so many unknowns that come with a first-time manager, especially one taking over a team with World Series dreams. That makes Dave Martinez the person we're most excited to see at Nationals camp.



Nats intend to use backup catcher more in '18

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:18:22 EDT

Backup catcher could be a much more important position for the Nationals this season than in years past. The Nats are searching for more production from their backstops this season and have already introduced a plan in order to do so.



Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:05:09 EDT

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.



Nationals extend contract with Harrisburg

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:37:22 EDT

The Nationals have been affiliated with Harrisburg for each of Washington's 14 seasons and Harrisburg's relationship with the franchise extends back to the days with the Expos.



It's World Series or bust for Nationals in 2018

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EDT

The Nationals have championship aspirations in 2018, and they hope this is the year they can finally break through to achieve that goal.



Nats exercise caution with Eaton, Murphy

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:56:38 EDT

The Nationals are planning to ease a pair of position players into Spring Training to monitor their health as they prepare for Opening Day.



Scherzer, daughter wear matching pajamas

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 17:35:51 EDT

Scherzer, daughter wear matching pajamas



3 candidates to fill Nats' fifth-starter spot

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:38:25 EDT

There are three candidates on the Nationals' roster who are most likely to grab the final rotation spot -- A.J. Cole, pitching prospect Erick Fedde and Edwin Jackson, who reportedly signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.



Nats sign catcher Montero to Minors deal

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:14:40 EDT

The Nationals have signed free-agent catcher Miguel Montero to a Minor League deal that includes an invite to Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier.



Pedro among Canadian HOF electees

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:11:46 EDT

Former Expos star pitcher Pedro Martinez, longtime Blue Jays center fielder Lloyd Moseby and legendary baseball historian William Humber will be soon be enshrined among many of the most impactful people in Canadian baseball history.



Rizzo, Nats 'satisfied' heading into spring

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:11:22 EDT

As Spring Training approaches and with so much of the offseason still unsettled, the Nationals find themselves in a good position. They have been active in the free-agent market and addressed their needs, which has general manager Mike Rizzo feeling good about his team heading into the new season.



Strasburg moved by Gwynn's impact on game

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:08:49 EDT

Stephen Strasburg idolized Tony Gwynn as a kid and got to play for him at San Diego State, where he learned much from the Hall of Famer.