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  1. Nats in discussions with reliever Kelley, but no deal yet

    Dec 8, 2015, 5:23 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — The Nationals have been in discussions with right-hander Shawn Kelley at the Winter Meetings, general manager Mike Rizzo said, but the club has not come to terms with the free-agent reliever yet. “We have not completed a deal with Kelly, no,” Rizzo said during his Tuesday afternoon session with reporters at the Opryland…

  2. Highlights from Dusty Baker’s media session

    Dec 8, 2015, 2:56 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — Dusty Baker wrapped up his Winter Meetings media session a short while ago, easily the most-attended session a Nationals manager has held over the last decade. (The man is quite popular and obviously is still of interest to those in the cities he previously managed and played.) The 66-year-old skipper officially has been…

  3. More on Zobrist, Escobar and the infield

    Dec 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    NASHVILLE — The Ben Zobrist Sweepstakes appears to be approaching the finish line at last, with the highly coveted veteran scheduled to meet with Nationals officials today at the Winter Meetings and then make a decision where he’ll sign sometime shortly after that. And as of last night, all indications were that Zobrist’s decision has…

  4. Rizzo on grievance: “That’s business. It’s not personal.”

    Dec 7, 2015, 7:22 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — The Nationals say they were aware of Jonathan Papelbon’s grievance against the club the day after they suspended him in late September and insist it doesn’t change their plans for the controversial closer. “That’s business. It’s not personal,” general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday at the Winter Meetings, adding: “It was something we’ve…

  5. Zobrist decision likely this week, Nats in mix

    Dec 7, 2015, 4:19 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — Ben Zobrist, among the most-popular free agents on the market this winter, is likely to make a decision this week, and the Nationals are among the final suitors for the versatile veteran. Zobrist, who lives in Nashville, is scheduled to meet with Nationals officials in town for the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, a…

  6. Bullpen market continues to thin

    Dec 7, 2015, 11:13 AM EST

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    NASHVILLE — Here’s the biggest dilemma facing the Nationals at the Winter Meetings, which officially began this morning: They desperately need to acquire quality, late-inning relievers while at the same time they desperately need to deal away a couple of quality, late-inning relievers. Does this meet the definition of irony? Mike Rizzo and Co. are…

  7. Report: Papelbon files grievance against Nationals

    Dec 6, 2015, 11:31 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — The Nationals’ already unenviable dilemma with Jonathan Papelbon appears to have become even more complicated after a report Sunday night that the controversial closer has filed a grievance against the organization over his unpaid suspension at season’s end. Citing multiple major league sources, Boston radio station website WEEI.com reported the former Red Sox…

  8. Updated: Nats still in the mix for O’Day

    Dec 6, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

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    UPDATED 2:45 p.m. Though multiple reports had top free agent reliever Darren O’Day re-signing with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, the right-hander has now clarified he has not made his decision quite yet. The contract was said to be a four-year deal worth $31 million. O’Day turned 33 in October and the Nationals have been reluctant to give him four years…

  9. Winter Meetings storylines

    Dec 6, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Executives, managers, coaches, scouts, trainers, traveling secretaries, PR reps, agents, equipment reps, broadcasters, writers and pretty much anybody else associated with the sport of baseball all are making their way to Nashville today for this year’s Winter Meetings, which officially commence Monday morning. This is the third time the gargantuan Gaylord Opryland Resort has hosted…

  10. Prospect spotlight: Reynaldo Lopez

    Dec 5, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 22 How acquired: Signed as international free agent in 2012 Position: Starting pitcher Prospect Rank: No. 5 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: A-Potomac 2015 Stats: 19 G, 19 GS, 4.09 ERA, 99 IP, 93 H, 47 R, 45 ER, 5 HR, 28 BB, 94 SO, 3 HBP, 9 WP, 6-7, CG, 1.222 WHIP, 8.5…

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