Feb 16, 2013, 10:20 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg prepares to field a comebacker during today's workout. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals had few glaring weaknesses during their 98-win season, but one did stand out like a sore thumb: Their inability to prevent opposing teams from stealing bases at will against them. Nationals catchers threw…
Feb 16, 2013, 8:27 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images file photo Jayson Werth made his first appearance at Space Coast Stadium today. VIERA, Fla. — Jayson Werth has played on a World Series winner. He’s played against World Series winners. He’s a true student of the game and knows the history of great teams as well as any current major…
Feb 16, 2013, 2:56 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rafael Soriano participated in his first workout with the Nationals today. VIERA, Fla. — Rafael Soriano arrived at Nationals camp this morning, four days later than the rest of the club's pitchers and catchers but relieved to be with his new teammates at last after waiting for his…
Feb 16, 2013, 12:23 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — When last seen wearing a curly W cap, Adam LaRoche was among those inside a sullen clubhouse at Nationals Park, the sting of a Game 5 collapse to the Cardinals in the NLDS overwhelming all other emotions. LaRoche's dismay could have been compounded by the possibility he had just played his final…
Feb 16, 2013, 3:34 AM EST
Ian Desmond set career highs in just about every offensive category last season, a true breakthrough season for the Nationals shortstop. But he still believes he can take his game to even greater heights this season. In an interview seen tonight on Comcast SportsNet, Desmond talked about raising the bar personally, his hope to actually…
Feb 15, 2013, 11:39 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Jordan Zimmermann throws in the bullpen during today's workout. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have come to terms on a one-year contract with Jordan Zimmermann, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was set to be held Tuesday in Arizona. Terms of the deal aren't yet known, but Zimmermann is expected to earn…
Feb 15, 2013, 9:48 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — His right shoulder nearly 100 percent following offseason surgery, Ryan Zimmerman plans to tweak his throwing mechanics this spring, going back to a more natural motion now that he’s no longer restricted. Davey Johnson’s reaction upon learning that news from his star third baseman: “Hallelujah.” “That sounds great to me,” the Nationals…
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,"…
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