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  1. Young opts out, still hopes to stay

    Mar 26, 2013, 1:11 AM EST

    Associated Press Chris Young allowed one unearned run in four innings tonight. Updated at 10:25 p.m. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Chris Young filed paperwork today to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Nationals, but the veteran right-hander said he’s still hopeful something could be worked out to keep him in the organization. Young, who…

  2. Rodriguez scheduled to pitch tonight

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nationals reliever Henry Rodriguez, held out of yesterday’s game due to elbow soreness, is scheduled to pitch tonight against the Astros, manager Davey Johnson said. Rodriguez met with Johnson yesterday and told his manager the elbow soreness he’d been feeling wasn’t a product of pitching, but rather stretching in the trainer’s room.…

  3. Nats vs. Astros – 3/25/13

    Mar 25, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals face Bo Porter and the Astros tonight at Osceola County Stadium. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — We are officially less than one week away from Opening Day — check out the countdown clock to the right — and most of the Nationals' spring decisions have been made. One…

  4. Big day for Zimmermann, Espinosa, Harper

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Associated Press Danny Espinosa is congratulated by Kurt Suzuki after homering. VIERA, Fla. — A massive line of storms struck Space Coast Stadium in the top of the eighth inning yesterday, sending everyone fleeing for cover and bringing an abrupt halt to the Nationals' 9-3 victory over the Braves. But before we all got to…

  5. Garcia to DL, Rivero outrighted to AAA

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals made a pair of roster moves this afternoon, placing right-hander Christian Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained forearm tendon and outrighting infielder Carlos Rivero to Class AAA Syracuse. The Garcia DL move was anticipated because the right-hander had yet to appear in a Grapefruit League after injuring…

  6. Nats get Rosenbaum back from Rockies

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:24 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have received Rule 5 draft pick Daniel Rosenbaum back from the Rockies, re-acquiring a left-hander who could serve as rotation insurance this season. Rosenbaum, 25, was selected by the Rockies in December's Rule 5 draft and was making a bid to crack their Opening Day roster. He allowed four runs…

  7. Young will pitch tomorrow, then decide

    Mar 24, 2013, 5:28 PM EST

    Associated Press Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings on Wednesday. VIERA, Fla. — Chris Young will make his scheduled start tomorrow night against the Astros before deciding whether to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Nationals and sign with another club. The Nationals must decide today whether to add Young to their 25-man…

  8. Nats vs. Braves – 3/24/13

    Mar 24, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats host the Braves today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — It's a gray and very windy afternoon here at Space Coast Stadium, but it looks like the rain will hold off until later in the day, so the Nationals and Braves shouldn't…

  9. Rodriguez dealing with sore elbow

    Mar 24, 2013, 3:37 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — Henry Rodriguez is dealing with "soreness" in his throwing elbow, and though the Nationals insist it's nothing serious, it does at least create the possibility of an available job in the club's Opening Day bullpen. Rodriguez, who had surgery last summer to remove bone chips in his right elbow, has been brought…

  10. Notes from the Nats’ 3-1 loss

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:14 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez allowed one run over six strong innings today. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — With few regular position players making the trip, Bryce Harper scratched due to a swollen left thumb and a bunch of guys from minor league camp brought up for the day to fill out the roster,…

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