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  1. Determined to stop the running game

    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…

  2. Werth: Nats are "complete, on paper"

    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…

  3. Soriano arrives, works out

    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…

  4. LaRoche is back in the saddle

    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…

  5. VIDEO: Desmond on the next level

    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…

  6. Zimmermann avoids arbitration

    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…

  7. Healthy Zim will change throwing motion

    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…

  8. Soriano’s visa approved

    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…

  9. How important is a lefty reliever?

    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…

  10. First workout wrap-up

    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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