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…
Feb 20, 2013, 2:53 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to face live hitters today. VIERA, Fla. — After a week's worth of fairly basic, fairly uninteresting workouts, this finally start to ramp up today at Nationals camp. Yes, it's time for "Live BP," in which pitchers get to face real hitters for the first time this…
Feb 20, 2013, 2:10 AM EST
Associated Press Gio Gonzalez denied ever taking any PEDs when he reported to camp last week. VIERA, Fla. — A new investigative report into the Miami clinic charged with supplying performance enhancing drugs to major leaguers says Gio Gonzalez received only legal substances, further suggesting the Nationals left-hander won’t face any discipline from MLB. ESPN’s…
Feb 20, 2013, 1:12 AM EST
Courtesy Sports Illustrated VIERA, Fla. — How big have Bryce Harper and the Nationals become around baseball? Big enough to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's spring training preview issue. Harper graces the cover of this week's magazine, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial holding a bat behind his shoulders, the Washington Monument…
Feb 19, 2013, 8:28 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler will pitch for Team USA next month. Updated at 3:28 p.m. VIERA, Fla. — Upon receiving a text message this morning from players union executive Tony Clark offering him a chance to pitch for Team USA in next month's World Baseball Classic, Ross Detwiler nearly responded…
Feb 19, 2013, 7:23 PM EST
Associated Press Ryan Zimmerman has ramped up his throwing program in recent days. VIERA, Fla. — His surgically repaired shoulder gaining strength each day, Ryan Zimmerman has ramped up his throwing program. Zimmerman played catch this morning from 75 feet and expects to advance to 90 feet tomorrow, gradually working his way back to the…
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