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  1. First workout in the books

    Feb 21, 2012, 7:14 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg throws off a mound under the watchful eye of Davey Johnson. VIERA, Fla. — Workout No. 1 of the spring has come and gone, wrapped up in a tidy 90 minutes or so per manager Davey Johnson's instructions. Nine pitchers threw off the bullpen mounds this…

  2. Marrero on slow road to recovery

    Feb 21, 2012, 3:06 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Chris Marrero tore his hamstring in the Dominican Republic in November. VIERA, Fla. — In an otherwise empty Space Coast Stadium early this morning, Chris Marrero started jogging up and down stairs, going section by section from one side of the ballpark to the other. While the rest of his teammates…

  3. Confident in his club

    Feb 21, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Davey Johnson expects big things from the Nationals this season and beyond. VIERA, Fla. — Spend 30 minutes listening to Davey Johnson talk about his Nationals, about the talent being assembled on this roster, about the potential it has to win big in the very near future. It's difficult not to…

  4. Meyer, Goodwin in accelerated camp

    Feb 21, 2012, 2:00 AM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — Big-league camp is open for business, but the Nationals' minor-league camp won't commence until mid-March. The organization, though, is making sure its top prospects get a chance to start preparing for the season right now. Keeping with tradition, the Nationals are once again holding an accelerated development program this spring, inviting 47…

  5. Harper’s plan: "Keep my mouth shut and play"

    Feb 20, 2012, 9:09 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper enters his second big-league camp feeling more comfortable. VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper reported for spring training today and made it clear what he must do to be included on the Nationals' Opening Day roster. "I'm going to come in here, work as hard as I can, keep my…

  6. Rendon will work out across infield

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:53 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Anthony Rendon was drafted out of Rice as a third baseman. VIERA, Fla. — Anthony Rendon was just beginning his junior season at Rice University one year ago. This morning, the 21-year-old was sitting at his locker inside the Nationals' clubhouse, a bona fide member of the spring training roster, and…

  7. Rizzo: No tweaks to Strasburg’s schedule

    Feb 20, 2012, 4:55 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg is expected to pitch about 160 innings this season. VIERA, Fla. — If there were still any lingering questions about the Nationals' plan for Stephen Strasburg in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, general manager Mike Rizzo put those to rest this morning. Rizzo made it…

  8. What’s the effect of Cameron retirement?

    Feb 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    VIERA, Fla. — Good morning again from Space Coast Stadium, where today pitchers and catchers (plus the coaching staff) undergo their annual physicals. Thankfully, they don't make the reporters do this, because the results wouldn't be pretty. Let's just say none of us showed up to camp in the best shape of our lives. Though…

  9. Lidge: Phils don’t take Nats lightly anymore

    Feb 19, 2012, 10:30 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Brad Lidge joins the Nationals after four seasons in the Phillies' bullpen. VIERA, Fla. — For three seasons, from 2008-10, Brad Lidge and his Phillies teammates would take the field against the Nationals and have every reason to believe they'd emerge victorious. Such is life when you play 18 times a year…

  10. Desmond honors Robinson with No. 20

    Feb 19, 2012, 8:20 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Ian Desmond has switched from No. 6 to No. 20 this season. VIERA, Fla. — Ian Desmond has worn the No. 6 on the back of his jersey from the moment the Nationals first called him up to the big leagues in Sept. 2009. Why? "Because that's just the number [clubhouse…

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