Feb 12, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Reiterating that he’s never taken performance enhancing drugs, Gio Gonzalez reported to Nationals spring training this morning and said he’s already spoken to MLB investigators looking into the left-hander’s connection with a Miami clinic suspected of dealing PEDs. “I’ve cooperated,” he said. “I’ve done everything they wanted me to do.” Gonzalez spoke…
Feb 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez is scheduled to report today and answer questions about Biogenesis. VIERA, Fla. — Though plenty of players are already in camp — I spotted at least a dozen yesterday, and many more were around before I pulled into town around noon — today is the official reporting date for…
Feb 11, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT
Associated Press file photo Wilson Ramos hasn’t played since tearing his ACL on May 12. VIERA, Fla. — Whether sauntering around the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium, taking hacks in the batting cage or squatting behind the plate to receive pitches, Wilson Ramos shows no visible signs of the gruesome right knee injury that befell…
Feb 11, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT
USA Today Sports Images Will Ohman owns a 4.28 ERA in 10 big-league seasons. VIERA, Fla. — As pitchers and catchers trickle into Space Coast Stadium on the day before they must officially report for spring training, the Nationals have added another veteran left-hander to the mix. The Nationals today signed Will Ohman to a…
Feb 11, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
With the countdown to spring training in its final stages, we're counting down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals in Viera. We finish today with spring storyline No. 1: The expectations of another NL East title and possible trip to the World Series… The Washington Nationals have never reported for spring training with anything…
Feb 10, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
USA Today Sports Images This will be Davey Johnson's 17th and final season as a manager. With the countdown to spring training in its final stages, we're counting down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals in Viera. We continue today with spring storyline No. 2: Davey Johnson's farewell tour… Davey Johnson never expected to…
Feb 9, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT
USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez becomes the second left-handed starter on Team USA’s roster. Gio Gonzalez has accepted an offer to pitch for Team USA in next month’s World Baseball Classic, a somewhat surprising twist less than two weeks after the Nationals left-hander’s name surfaced in connection with a Miami clinic under investigation for…
Feb 9, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
USA Today Sports Images Danny Espinosa will attempt to play with a torn left rotator cuff. With the countdown to spring training in its final stages, we're counting down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals in Viera. We continue today with spring storyline No. 3: The lingering injury issue for several key players… Injuries…
Feb 9, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
Continuing our spring training preview, here’s another segment from CSN’s SportsNet Central in which I discuss with Nicole Darin the Nationals’ 2013 rotation: what Dan Haren brings to the table, what backup options they have in case Gio Gonzalez is suspended or someone gets hurt and whether or not Davey Johnson will let his starters…
Feb 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT
Associated Press Denard Span will try to mesh seamlessly into the Nationals clubhouse. With the countdown to spring training in its final stages, we're counting down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals in Viera. We continue today with spring storyline No. 4: The changed dynamic in the Nats' clubhouse… As cohesive as they appeared…
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