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  1. Rotation order coming into focus

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EST

    Associated Press Ross Detwiler rejoined the Nationals today after pitching in the WBC. VIERA, Fla. — With Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler set to rejoin the club following Team USA’s elimination from the World Baseball Classic, the Nationals are able to begin setting their starting rotation for the regular season. Without fully confirming the order…

  2. Nats vs. Astros – 3/16/13

    Mar 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman each are in the Nats' lineup. VIERA, Fla. — Let's see … Stephen Strasburg is on the mound. Ryan Zimmerman is at third base. The lineup is chock full of regulars. The game's on TV and will be played under the lights. Is…

  3. Gonzalez, Detwiler returning to camp

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez tossed five scoreless innings for Team USA on Tuesday. VIERA, Fla. — Their run in the World Baseball Classic now over following the United States' 4-3, elimination loss to Puerto Rico last night, Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler will return to Nationals camp today and shift their attention back…

  4. Dead arm leaves Haren dragging

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:53 PM EST

    Associated Press Dan Haren was roughed up for five runs in five innings by the Cardinals. JUPITER, Fla. — He could have come up with an excuse or tried to sugarcoat the situation by searching for some positives to come out of his ragged outing this afternoon. Dan Haren didn't bother. He just told it…

  5. ‘No possibility’ of Garcia making roster

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:04 PM EST

    JUPITER, Fla. — Though Christian Garcia's chances of making the Nationals' Opening Day roster already looked unrealistic because of a sprained wrist, Nationals manager Davey Johnson quashed any last-ditch hopes for the right-hander today. "No possibility," Johnson said when asked if there was still a chance Garcia could come north with the club as a…

  6. Zimmerman may debut at 3B tomorrow

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Associated Press Ryan Zimmerman is close to playing his first game at third base. JUPITER, Fla. — Comfortable with how his surgically repaired right shoulder has progressed this spring, Ryan Zimmerman may push up his spring training debut at third base to Saturday. Zimmerman was originally scheduled to take the field Monday against the Tigers,…

  7. Nats vs. Cardinals – 3/15/13

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Dan Haren and the Nationals face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. JUPITER, Fla. — Hello from Roger Dean Stadium, where today the Nationals face those blasted Cardinals again. There are some familiar names playing for St. Louis today that will bring back some bad memories for Nats…

  8. Owings enjoying surprise ride

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Former pitcher Micah Owings is hitting .368 with two homers this spring. VIERA, Fla. — When he made the decision over the winter to sign with the Nationals strictly as a position player after six big-league seasons as a pitcher, Micah Owings didn't know what exactly to expect of himself. Only…

  9. Progress for Young in 2nd start

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:11 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Chris Young allowed one run over four innings today against the Astros. VIERA, Fla. — Chris Young signed late this spring, joined the Nationals after camp had already opened and is trying to get his mechanics all the way back to normal following several years of shoulder trouble. So the veteran…

  10. Nats vs. Astros – 3/14/13

    Mar 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bo Porter and the Astros are back at Space Coast Stadium today. VIERA, Fla. — Davey Johnson has wanted his regulars to begin getting more playing time, and today nearly all of them will get an opportunity to start back-to-back games for the first time. This is essentially…





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