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,…
Mar 10, 2010, 12:14 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg couldn't have done much more in his spring training debut. VIERA, Fla. — It lasted all of 20 minutes, included only 27 pitches (21 fastballs, four breaking balls, two change-ups) and was witnessed by 4,305 fans, several dozen scouts, two rosters full of players and an…
Mar 9, 2010, 10:28 PM EST
VIERA, Fla. — Hard as it is to believe, there were developments today that did not involve Stephen Strasburg. Shocking, I know. Anyways, here's a rundown of some other items of note… TYLER WALKERIn a camp full of struggling relievers, Walker tops the list. After getting pounded for five runs and six hits in his…
Mar 9, 2010, 4:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Though there was a threat of rain this morning, today's game shouldn't be disrupted. VIERA, Fla. — The crowd is beginning to file into Space Coast Stadium. The media throng is trying to get the wireless internet to work in the press box. And down in the clubhouse,…
Mar 9, 2010, 4:00 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg and Chien-Ming Wang have turned Viera into this spring's hot spot. VIERA, Fla. — For 17 years, this little planned community on Florida's east coast has been the last outpost of the Grapefruit League. Nearly an hour from any other big-league camp, Viera might as well…
Mar 8, 2010, 8:54 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen allowed three runs and seven hits but said his surgically repaired arm felt great. VIERA, Fla. — Scott Olsen walked into the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium, his surgically repaired left shoulder encased his ice, his ragged spring training debut — three runs, seven hits in…
Mar 8, 2010, 4:03 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Willie Harris was called out on a close play at the plate in the second. VIERA, Fla. — On the day before the Great Stephen Strasburg Spring Training Debut (heretofore referred to as GSSSTD), there are actually several things worth watching at Space Coast Stadium. Scott Olsen makes…
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