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  1. Nats get Kobernus back from Tigers

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:27 PM EST

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Nationals have received Rule 5 draft pick Jeff Kobernus back from the Tigers, re-stocking their farm system with the highly regarded second baseman. Kobernus had been trying to make Detroit's Opening Day roster as a utilityman and had received more playing time than almost anyone else in the Tigers'…

  2. Catchers likely to split time 50-50

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:46 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Wilson Ramos appears to have made a full recovery from a torn ACL. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Though he won’t reveal yet who will start behind the plate on Opening Day, Nationals manager Davey Johnson did strongly suggest today he plans to give Kurt Suzuki and Wilson Ramos equal playing…

  3. Harper scratched after getting jammed

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:59 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Bryce Harper jammed his left hand on an inside pitch yesterday. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup against the Mets today after getting jammed by an inside pitch during yesterday’s game against the Tigers. Manager Davey Johnson said Harper’s left thumb was swollen after…

  4. Nats vs. Mets – 3/23/13

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals are back at Tradition Field this afternoon. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Having cracked the whip on his starters over the last three days, Davey Johnson will ease up a bit today at Tradition Field. Most of the regulars got the day off, but we'll still…

  5. Strasburg fine after brief scare

    Mar 22, 2013, 9:43 PM EST

    Associated Press Steve McCatty, Lee Kuntz and Davey Johnson watch Stephen Strasburg throw. VIERA, Fla. — The ball came screaming off Prince Fielder's bat, struck Stephen Strasburg's left arm and then careened into shallow center field as the crowd of 7,199 at Space Coast Stadium let out a collective gasp followed by a momentary holding…

  6. Kimball, Accardo sent down

    Mar 22, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals trimmed their spring training roster down to 32 today, cutting right-handers Cole Kimball and Jeremy Accardo prior to their exhibition game against the Tigers. Kimball, who was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse, impressed this spring, allowing two runs on only three hits over 6 1/3 innings. Nearly two months removed…

  7. Nats vs. Tigers – 3/22/13

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces the Tigers today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — If you happened to come down to Florida for spring training over the last few days, you certainly picked the right time to see the Nationals in person. Davey Johnson said he was going to…

  8. Nats sign Romero to minor-league deal

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:16 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images J.C. Romero posted a 3.86 ERA for Puerto Rico in the WBC. VIERA, Fla. — Ever in search of a left-handed specialist who could help them at some point this season, the Nationals have signed veteran reliever J.C. Romero to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big-league camp. Romero will…

  9. Ramos, Storen and a surprise knuckleball

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Ryan Zimmerman tags out Andrelton Simmons on a stolen base attempt. VIERA, Fla. — More news and notes from last night's game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista… Wilson Ramos was absolutely beaming afterward, having successfully caught his first full game since tearing the ACL in his right knee about…

  10. Haren "1,000 times better" in latest start

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:43 AM EST

    Associated Press Dan Haren felt better about his start tonight against the Braves. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — His final pitching line — four runs and five hits allowed in 5 1/3 innings — didn’t look all that different from his final pitching line the last time he took the mound and felt like he…





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