Feb 19, 2013, 3:14 PM EST
Associated Press file photo Anthony Rendon played in only 43 games last season due to injury. VIERA, Fla. — Anthony Rendon hears the whispers. He knows how people might be looking at his baseball career from afar. That, even at 22, he's already been tagged with one of the least-desirable designations in sports: Injury-prone. The…
Feb 19, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
On the September day when he was informed he was being shut down just shy of 160 innings pitched, a clearly perturbed Stephen Strasburg said he didn’t know if he’d ever be able to accept the Nationals’ decision. As you can see from my one-on-one interview with Strasburg that aired on Comcast SportsNet last night,…
Feb 18, 2013, 10:14 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wilson Ramos caught two bullpen sessions during this morning's workout. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals would like to bring Wilson Ramos along slowly this spring, giving the rehabbing catcher ample time to get his body back into full game shape following ACL surgery. Ramos, though, continues to push…
Feb 18, 2013, 8:21 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rafael Soriano fields a comebacker during Saturday's workout. VIERA, Fla. — Pitching among a line of teammates who were rearing back and firing at nearly full velocity, Rafael Soriano stood out from the pack this morning. The new Nationals closer approached his first bullpen session of the spring…
Feb 18, 2013, 6:52 PM EST
Associated Press Stephen Strasburg throws in the bullpen last week at Nationals camp. VIERA, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg won’t have to wait long to put last year’s shutdown controversy behind him and turn attention to his performance this season. Manager Davey Johnson said today his ace right-hander will start the Nationals’ Grapefruit League opener, Saturday…
Feb 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
Last night’s TV segment on Comcast SportsNet focused on the positive chemistry the Nationals enjoyed last season and expect to enjoy again this year. It’s always a difficult thing to quantify, but as you’ll hear from several players and Davey Johnson, it has been an integral part of the Nats’ success.
Feb 17, 2013, 9:47 PM EST
Associated Press Denard Span and Kurt Suzuki bundled up at today's workout. VIERA, Fla. — The thermometer read 41 degrees, the wind chill reducing that number to 34, as all 53 players in Nationals camp took the fields outside Space Coast Stadium for their first full-squad workout of the spring. Good luck identifying anyone, though,…
Feb 17, 2013, 8:18 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez participates in a bunting drill at Nationals camp. VIERA, Fla. — Though Gio Gonzalez will have to leave Nationals camp during the World Baseball Classic, he won’t miss as much time as other players participating in next month’s international tournament. Gonzalez will skip the first round of the WBC,…
Feb 17, 2013, 2:47 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Visual evidence of the conditions this morning at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — Yes, the above photo is accurate. I just snapped the shot a few minutes ago inside Space Coast Stadium, where the conditions this morning don't exactly conjure up the typical, iconic images of spring…
Feb 17, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
In our latest segment on Comcast SportsNet, Denard Span talks about joining the Nationals two years after he first heard rumors about being traded to Washington, Davey Johnson talks about his lack of concern in this team and Stephen Strasburg talks about how far he’s come since his first spring training.
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