Feb 28, 2013, 5:38 PM EST
Associated Press Davey Johnson has presided over an upbeat and uneventful camp. Across Florida and Arizona right now, you’ll find plenty of ballclubs dealing with adversity, whether in the form of injury, roster woes or clubhouse controversy. And then there’s Viera, where for 2 1/2 weeks now the Nationals have merely gone about preparing for…
Feb 28, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Ryan Zimmerman has not only been a member of the Nationals since the franchise’s first season in D.C. but has been labeled the “Face of the Franchise” throughout his tenure. These days, the organization has plenty of star-power beyond the veteran third baseman. So how does Zimmerman feel about sharing (or even ceding) top billing…
Feb 27, 2013, 5:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images The Nats and Marlins meet again today at Space Coast Stadium. There are a couple of notable firsts today for the Nationals. Dan Haren makes his first start since joining the organization. Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche, meanwhile, make their first appearances of the spring. Let's start with Haren. Signed over…
Feb 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EST
Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard could have found themselves in an awkward position this spring, their roles diminished after the Nationals’ surprising addition of veteran closer Rafael Soriano. But as you’ll see in this TV segment for Comcast SportsNet, both relievers have accepted the switch and are looking forward to being part of perhaps the…
Feb 27, 2013, 1:08 AM EST
Associated Press Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 today and is now hitting .750 for the spring. Because the calendar still reads February, we're obligated to issue the same caveat that is uttered when discussing just about any player this time of the year: You can't read too much into spring training stats. OK, now that we've…
Feb 26, 2013, 10:18 PM EST
Associated Press Ross Detwiler allowed two runs in three innings this afternoon. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Knowing he only gets to make two Grapefruit League starts before he appears in a competitive ballgame in the World Baseball Classic, Ross Detwiler had to take a slightly different approach to his first exhibition outing than other…
Feb 26, 2013, 6:08 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images file photo Ryan Mattheus will be counted on to get left-handed hitters out this year. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Since arriving in the Nationals bullpen during the 2011 season, Ryan Mattheus has proven effective thanks primarily to his ability to throw sinkers down and in to right-handed hitters (down and…
Feb 26, 2013, 3:28 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The forecast doesn't look good today at Disney World. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Good morning from the Happiest Place on Earth, which doesn't look so happy today. It's dark, muggy and windy, and there's a big mass of thunderstorms approaching the area, leaving the status of this…
Feb 26, 2013, 3:07 AM EST
Associated Press Gio Gonzalez was pleased with his two innings of work tonight. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Since arriving in camp two weeks ago, Gio Gonzalez has found himself talking more about off-the-field developments — his connection to the Biogenesis clinic under investigation, his addition to Team USA’s roster for the World Baseball Classic…
Feb 25, 2013, 10:35 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Henry Rodriguez has yet to appear in a game this spring. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Reliever Henry Rodriguez, being brought along slowly by the Nationals this spring following last year’s elbow surgery, is close to being cleared to pitch in games and make his case for a spot in the…
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