Mar 23, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT
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Mike Rizzo insists he's not making any phone calls to other GMs right now.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — His team hasn't won a game in 11 days, is dealing with several nagging injuries and was no-hit into the seventh inning today, but Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has no plans to significantly tweak his roster over the final 10 days of spring training.
"We like the team we have right now," Rizzo said following today's 5-1 loss to the Astros, which dropped the Nationals to 0-9-1 since March 12. "If something comes up that we can improve ourselves, we'll certainly investigate it. But we're not selling anybody, shopping anybody or making a lot of phone calls. Because we're comfortable where we're at."
Despite speculation from other corners of the baseball world about the Nationals' desire both to acquire another outfielder and trade away from their pitching depth, Rizzo insists he's happy with his roster as-is.
That means left-hander John Lannan is likely to open the season as the No. 5 starter, filling the spot that would have been Chien-Ming Wang's before the latter suffered a hamstring injury that is expected to sidelineRead more »
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NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
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FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
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MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
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