Feb 24, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg throws in the bullpen yesterday morning. VIERA, Fla. — We're approaching the one-week mark of spring training, which means a couple of things: 1) Position players are about to join the mix (the first full-squad workout takes place tomorrow), 2) The coaching staff is starting to…
Feb 23, 2012, 11:59 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Negotiations between the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman have progressed, and though a deal has not been completed yet, the two sides are moving closer to a long-term extension that would keep the third baseman in Washington for years to come, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Brodie Van Wagenen, Zimmerman's agent,…
Feb 23, 2012, 9:05 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tony Beasley gives Anthony Rendon instructions on playing second base. VIERA, Fla. — Anthony Rendon at second base? Danny Espinosa at shortstop? Steve Lombardozzi at third base? Don't be surprised if you see all of that this spring. Wanting to prepare themselves in case of injuries, the Nationals…
Feb 23, 2012, 7:23 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang throws in the bullpen with pitching coach Steve McCatty Tuesday. VIERA, Fla. — Though his surgically repaired shoulder is healed and he's experienced no issues since returning to the big leagues last summer, Chien-Ming Wang is taking things a bit easier than his pitching teammates this…
Feb 23, 2012, 3:16 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Though the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman don't appear to have made any substantial advances toward a long-term extension, general manager Mike Rizzo indicated this morning he still believes a deal can get done. "We're working extremely hard at it, and both teams want something and are working at it," Rizzo said. "So…
Feb 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — We're four full days into spring training and already it's clear much of the storyline around this camp is focused on two of the biggest names on the Nationals' roster: Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper. Zimmerman, as surely you know by now, is hoping to sign a long-term contract extension with the…
Feb 22, 2012, 11:31 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER 2011 draft pick Matt Purke throws during his bullpen session today. VIERA, Fla. — Day 2 of formal workouts featured a host of prominent pitchers in the bullpen: Jordan Zimmermann, Edwin Jackson, John Lannan, Ross Detwiler, Tom Gorzelanny, Tyler Clippard and Brad Lidge chief among them. A less-prominent…
Feb 22, 2012, 8:13 PM EST
Associated Press photo The Nats believe Edwin Jackson tips his pitches when throwing from the windup. VIERA, Fla. — Upon signing Edwin Jackson earlier this month, general manager Mike Rizzo mentioned that the Nationals might try to tweak the right-hander's delivery from the full windup after noticing he posted significantly better number out of the…
Feb 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EST
Associated Press file photo Ryan Zimmerman doesn't want to negotiate a contract once camp officially opens. VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman's agent was at the Nationals workout this morning and is expected to meet with general manager Mike Rizzo in the next few days to pick up negotiations on a long-term contract extension. Brodie Van…
Feb 22, 2012, 3:25 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Mark DeRosa joins the Nationals after two injury-plagued seasons with the Giants. VIERA, Fla. — When a tendon in his left wrist snapped last May while he stood in the batter's box watching a Clayton Kershaw breaking ball hit the dirt in front of him, Mark DeRosa had no idea if…
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- Desmond, Rendon like what they see from Zimmerman at 1B
- Scherzer to start exhibition opener vs. Mets
- Bryce Harper does a pretty epic videobomb on Anthony Rendon
- ESPN throws shade on Nats' jerseys, calling them among worst in MLB
- On the cusp of majors, Taylor bides his time
- Mets pitcher really, really does not like defensive shifts
- Dodgers sign former Phillies free agent bust
- Nats sign son of MLB legend to minor-league deal
- Zimmerman getting used to working with fellow infielders at 1B