Mar 13, 2010, 2:59 PM EST
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Former president George H.W. Bush (second from right) and wife Barbara (left) are here. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — What do you know, the sun is back out and baseball will be played today. After two straight washouts and some of the longest stretches of intense rain I've ever seen,…
Mar 12, 2010, 6:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman may bat Elijah Dukes seventh or even eighth at times this year. VIERA, Fla. — When the Nationals had their full complement of starting position players healthy last season — something that admittedly didn't happen very often — they pretty much knew how they would all…
Mar 12, 2010, 3:31 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Just like yesterday, today's game has been canceled. [UPDATE AT 12:01 P.M. -- The rotation will remain as scheduled. Scott Olsen starts tomorrow, followed by Matt Chico. Stephen Strasburg starts Sunday, followed by Livan Hernandez. Garrett Mock starts Monday.] VIERA, Fla. — For the second straight day, the…
Mar 12, 2010, 1:18 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — One day after reducing their spring training roster by eight, the Nationals have made a couple more cuts. Catcher Devin Ivany and first baseman Josh Whitesell have been re-assigned to minor-league camp this morning. Neither move comes as a shock. Ivany, 27, has never played above Class AA but has been a…
Mar 11, 2010, 8:32 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — It's been nearly five years since Rick Short made his brief stint with the Nationals, but the infielder continues to hold a special place in fans' hearts. A veteran of 12 minor-league seasons, Short finally made his major-league debut on June 10, 2005 and proceeded to lace an RBI single to left…
Mar 11, 2010, 4:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Today's game against the Astros was canceled due to rain. [UPDATE AT 12:23 P.M.: Today's game has officially been canceled due to rain. It will not be made up.] VIERA, Fla. — Hello from rainy Space Coast Stadium, where the tarp has been on the field all morning…
Mar 11, 2010, 1:54 PM EST
[UPDATED AT 10:23 A.M.]VIERA, Fla. — Veteran reliever Eddie Guardado was one of eight players cut from big-league camp this morning as the Nationals moved to reduce their roster count. Guardado, who had been in camp as a non-roster invitee, was given his outright release. Fellow left-hander Shawn Estes also was released. Six players were…
Mar 10, 2010, 10:11 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock has allowed eight hits in five innings but hasn't walked a batter. JUPITER, Fla. — Neither Mike Rizzo nor Jim Riggleman is concerned about the Nationals' 0-8 record this spring. Rizzo wishes they wouldn't keep any stats from exhibition games. Riggleman points to strong performances from…
Mar 10, 2010, 4:16 PM EST
[UPDATED AT 12:41 P.M.] JUPITER, Fla. — Catcher Jesus Flores, still struggling to get his surgically repaired right shoulder back into shape, has left Nationals camp and will spend the next 10-to-14 days at orthopedist James Andrews' clinic in Birmingham, Ala. Flores, who missed most of last season due to a compounding list of shoulder…
Mar 10, 2010, 3:39 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn started at first base today against the Cardinals. JUPITER, Fla. — Hello from Roger Dean Stadium, spring home of both the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins. The Nationals, fresh off yesterday's hubbub in Viera, made the trip down I-95 this morning to face the Cardinals,…
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