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  1. Soriano has root canal

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Rafael Soriano should be able to pitch tomorrow as scheduled. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nationals closer Rafael Soriano had root canal this afternoon to take care of an infected tooth, but manager Davey Johnson said he expects the veteran reliever to pitch as scheduled Friday against the Tigers. "A toothache…

  2. Nats vs. Braves – 3/21/13

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Dan Haren leads the Nats into Disney's Wide World of Sports tonight. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The last time Dan Haren pitched, it wasn't a pretty sight. Plagued by what he could only assume was a "dead arm," the right-hander was flinging up fastballs in the mid-80s,…

  3. Harper and Strasburg: MVP and Cy Young?

    Mar 21, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Associated Press Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg each are good bets to win postseason awards. VIERA, Fla. — With spring training winding down and Opening Day fast approaching, we're starting to see a lot of predictions popping up all over the place. It's no surprise the Nationals are a popular pick to reach, or even…

  4. After strong start, decision time for Young

    Mar 20, 2013, 9:42 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Right-hander Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins. JUPITER, Fla. — Chris Young knows he has a decision to make this weekend. And he knows what his choice will be, if presented with the opportunity to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Nationals and sign a major-league…

  5. Krol is final piece of Morse trade

    Mar 20, 2013, 9:29 PM EST

    JUPITER, Fla. — The Nationals have acquired left-hander Ian Krol, rated as the Athletics' 12th-best prospect entering the season, as the player to be named in January's three-team trade that sent Michael Morse to Seattle. Krol, 21, joins right-handers A.J. Cole and Blake Treinin as players picked up in the Morse deal, giving the Nationals…

  6. Soriano dealing with tooth issue

    Mar 20, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Rafael Soriano is next scheduled to pitch on Friday. JUPITER, Fla. — Nationals closer Rafael Soriano is dealing with a tooth issue that could delay his return to the mound, manager Davey Johnson said today. Soriano is currently scheduled to appear Friday against the Tigers, but that outing could be pushed…

  7. Nats vs. Marlins – 3/20/13

    Mar 20, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals face the Marlins today at Roger Dean Stadium. JUPITER, Fla. — It's rare you'll find veterans the likes of Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche and Ryan Zimmerman making the 1-hour, 45-minute trek from Viera to Jupiter, but today is indeed a rare day for the Nationals because…

  8. Bernadina returning from WBC

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

    Associated Press Roger Bernadina went 3-for-22 with three RBI for the Netherlands in the WBC. VIERA, Fla. — When last seen around these parts, Roger Bernadina was preparing to embark on an 8,000-mile trip from Florida to Taiwan, the first of many stops on the outfielder's World Baseball Classic journey with his Dutch teammates. Nearly…

  9. Who’s left in camp?

    Mar 19, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Utilityman Carlos Rivero is one of 33 players still in big-league camp. Yesterday's round of cuts at Nationals camp brought the roster of players still in the big-league clubhouse down to a mere 33 with two weeks to go until Opening Day. Davey Johnson said he plans to start using all…

  10. Nats vs. Tigers – 3/18

    Mar 18, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today Chase here filling in for Mark as he tends to a family issue. Today the Nationals see the Detroit Tigers and their powerful lineup once again. This time it's Jordan Zimmermann on the mound to face reigning A.L. MVP Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Victor Martinez. The Nats feature a lineup…

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