Feb 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Dan Haren was a bit too amped up while facing live hitters yesterday. VIERA, Fla. — Good morning from Space Coast Stadium, where today the Nationals conduct their final workout before officially taking the field tomorrow for their Grapefruit League opener against the Mets. Davey Johnson has a…
Feb 22, 2013, 3:00 AM EST
Bryce Harper may have exceeded our expectations as a rookie, but his performance certainly wasn’t beyond what he expected from himself. Now the 20-year-old outfielder is dead-set on taking his game to another level in his sophomore season, as you’ll hear from Harper himself, plus others, in tonight’s TV segment for Comcast SportsNet.
Feb 21, 2013, 10:33 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Chris Young is 53-43 with a 3.79 ERA in 159 career starts. VIERA, Fla. — In their ongoing quest to add more pitching depth, the Nationals have signed veteran right-hander Chris Young to a minor-league contract. Young, 33, will report to big-league camp and should have a chance to pitch in…
Feb 21, 2013, 8:04 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Principal owner Mark Lerner arrived in Viera today. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have sold nearly 20,000 season tickets for the upcoming season, a significant increase from one year ago, principal owner Mark Lerner said today. Making his first appearance of the spring in Viera, Lerner said the team is “very…
Feb 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Christian Garcia was back in the Nationals clubhouse this afternoon, 24 hours after the right-hander had to leave camp to have both his forearm and stomach tested by a doctor. Garcia hasn't received final word on an MRI taken on his forearm, but he did get encouraging news on his stomach ailment:…
Feb 21, 2013, 3:18 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Roger Bernadina will leave camp Saturday to play in the WBC in Taiwan. VIERA, Fla. — Roger Bernadina opened a shoebox this morning inside the clubhouse and pulled out a brand-new pair of orange cleats. Orange? Isn't that going to clash with the Nationals' uniform? Well, yes. Thankfully, Bernadina has no…
Feb 21, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
One year ago, sitting along the first-base line at Space Coast Stadium, Davey Johnson told my former colleague Kelli Johnson the Nationals could fire him if his team didn’t win the NL East. So when I had the chance to interview Davey in that same exact spot this week, I couldn’t help but ask what…
Feb 20, 2013, 10:13 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faced live hitters today for the first time this spring. VIERA, Fla. — It's easy to read too much into spring training performances, especially during this early portion of camp before the games begin. But it was hard not to notice how good several pitchers looked…
Feb 20, 2013, 8:59 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Christian Garcia had to skip his scheduled session throwing to live hitters this morning due both to tightness between his right wrist and forearm and a stomach issue that needed to be examined by a doctor. The Nationals right-hander took the practice fields outside Space Coast Stadium for stretching and long tossing…
Feb 20, 2013, 6:53 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez throws a pitch during today’s live batting practice drill. VIERA, Fla. — In the wake of a new report that says he never received any banned substances from the Miami clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for distributing performance enhancing drugs, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez…
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