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  1. Nats pick up option on Span, decline LaRoche and Soriano

    Oct 30, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

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    The Nationals made their first contract decisions of the offseason Thursday afternoon, picking up the $9 million option they held on center fielder Denard Span for 2015 but declining their options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. None of the three moves was a surprise, but each helps shape the club’s roster…

  2. Cabrera, Hairston, Schierholtz become free agents

    Oct 30, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Three veteran Nationals players officially became free agents today, the conclusion of the World Series signaling the beginning of baseball’s annual Hot Stove League. Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielders Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are three of 121 major league players who are now free agents, according to a list released by the MLB Players…

  3. Roster review: Gio Gonzalez

    Oct 30, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 29 How acquired: Trade from Athletics with RHP Robert Gilliam for LHP Tom Milone, RHP Brad Peacock, RHP A.J. Cole and C Derek Norris, Dec. 2011 MLB service time: 5 years, 162 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $8.5 million Contract status: Signed for $11 million in 2015, $12 million in 2016, $12…

  4. World Series Game 7: Giants at Royals

    Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 7: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Series tied at 3-3 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 52 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) / KC RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13) The Giants and Royals are close enough of a matchup to warrant…

  5. Roster review: Doug Fister

    Oct 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 31 How acquired: Traded from Tigers for INF Steve Lombardozzi, LHP Ian Krol and LHP Robbie Ray, Dec. 2013 MLB service time: 5 years, 58 days 2014 salary + bonuses: $7.2 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2016 2014 stats: 25 GS, 164 IP, 153 H, 52…

  6. Ohlendorf outrighted off 40-man, becomes free agent

    Oct 28, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Ross Ohlendorf, a surprise contributor to the 2013 Nationals pitching staff who battled a back injury throughout 2014, has been outrighted off the club’s 40-man roster and elected to become a free agent. Ohlendorf, 32, was an effective long reliever and spot starter for the Nationals in 2013, going 4-1 with a 3.28 ERA in…

  7. World Series Game 6: Giants at Royals

    Oct 28, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 6: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 3-2 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 55 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) With two straight wins after falling into a 1-2 deficit in the World Series,…

  8. Roster review: Jordan Zimmermann

    Oct 28, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 28 How acquired: 2nd round pick, 2007 draft MLB service time: 5 years, 154 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $7.5 million Contract status: Signed for $16.5 million 2015, free agent in 2016 2014 stats: 32 GS, 199.2 IP, 185 H, 67 R, 59 ER, 13 HR, 29 BB, 182 K, 1.072 WHIP,…

  9. Renda selected for AFL showcase

    Oct 27, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Nationals prospect Tony Renda has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League ‘Fall Stars’ showcase game on Nov. 1, the team announced on Monday. Renda – a 23-year-old second baseman – is currently playing with the Mesa Solar Sox, alongside other players from the Nationals’ system. Renda holds a .205 average with six…

  10. Roster review: Stephen Strasburg

    Oct 27, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 26 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 4 years, 118 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $3.975 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2017 2014 stats: 34 GS, 215 IP, 198 H, 86 R, 75 ER, 23 HR, 43 BB, 242 K, 1.121 WHIP, 14-11, 3.14…

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