Feb 15, 2013, 7:37 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Rafael Soriano is en route to Nationals spring training after his work visa was approved this morning in the Dominican Republic. The Nationals' newly signed closer had been unable to report with his fellow pitchers and catchers on Tuesday because he was still waiting on paperwork in his native country. He missed…
Feb 15, 2013, 3:21 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bill Bray is competing for a spot in the Nationals' bullpen. VIERA, Fla. — When Davey Johnson looked to his bullpen last season and wanted to summon a left-hander, he had no shortage of options. Sean Burnett was one of the best setup men in baseball. Mike Gonzalez…
Feb 15, 2013, 3:00 AM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Today's first pitchers and catchers workout began in pleasant enough conditions: overcast skies, 70 degrees. But about one hour into the session, the heavens opened, and they still haven't closed almost 12 hours later. The rain sent everyone scurrying but didn't dramatically alter the Nationals' workout plans. "The weather helped just right,"…
Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Bryce Harper bulked up to 230 pounds over the winter. VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper's primary goal this season, the 20-year-old made clear, is team-related. "World Series," he said. "That's the biggest thing on my mind." Not that the Nationals' All-Star outfielder hasn't set some personal goals for himself as well.…
Feb 14, 2013, 8:02 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wilson Ramos catches his first bullpen session since tearing his right ACL. VIERA, Fla. — It might not have looked like much — 10 minutes spent catching pitches from left-hander Zach Duke — but for Wilson Ramos, this morning’s workout represented a major milestone on the long road…
Feb 14, 2013, 2:55 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Rafael Soriano has not been seen yet at Nationals camp. Updated at 1:45 p.m. VIERA, Fla. — As Nationals pitchers and catchers took the field for their first official workout of the spring, one significant name was missing: Rafael Soriano. Held up in his native Dominican Republic by a visa issue,…
Feb 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
Associated Press file photo Drew Storen has been under an intense spotlight since Game 5 of the NLDS. VIERA, Fla. — There are plenty of athletes who refuse to go back and watch their worst moments in competition, believing the only way to focus on the future is by forgetting the past. Drew Storen believes…
Feb 14, 2013, 3:00 AM EST
Dan Haren sat down with me earlier today for an interview that aired on Comcast SportsNet. The veteran right-hander, who signed a one-year, $13 million contract with the Nationals in December, shared his thoughts on joining one of the best rotations in baseball, serving as a mentor for Stephen Strasburg and others and embracing Davey…
Feb 13, 2013, 10:14 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth will man opposite outfield corners this year. VIERA, Fla. — The November trade for Denard Span forced, among other things, the Nationals to move Bryce Harper from center field to one of the two corner positions. Harper, though, didn't have much of a say whether he…
Feb 13, 2013, 9:21 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Danny Espinosa is attempting to play with a torn left rotator cuff. VIERA, Fla. — Both Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson said today they’re on board with Danny Espinosa’s plan to play through a torn left rotator cuff and were part of the decision to let the…
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