Feb 23, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang throws in the bullpen with pitching coach Steve McCatty Tuesday. VIERA, Fla. — Though his surgically repaired shoulder is healed and he's experienced no issues since returning to the big leagues last summer, Chien-Ming Wang is taking things a bit easier than his pitching teammates this…
Feb 23, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — Though the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman don't appear to have made any substantial advances toward a long-term extension, general manager Mike Rizzo indicated this morning he still believes a deal can get done. "We're working extremely hard at it, and both teams want something and are working at it," Rizzo said. "So…
Feb 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — We're four full days into spring training and already it's clear much of the storyline around this camp is focused on two of the biggest names on the Nationals' roster: Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper. Zimmerman, as surely you know by now, is hoping to sign a long-term contract extension with the…
Feb 22, 2012, 11:31 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER 2011 draft pick Matt Purke throws during his bullpen session today. VIERA, Fla. — Day 2 of formal workouts featured a host of prominent pitchers in the bullpen: Jordan Zimmermann, Edwin Jackson, John Lannan, Ross Detwiler, Tom Gorzelanny, Tyler Clippard and Brad Lidge chief among them. A less-prominent…
Feb 22, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT
Associated Press photo The Nats believe Edwin Jackson tips his pitches when throwing from the windup. VIERA, Fla. — Upon signing Edwin Jackson earlier this month, general manager Mike Rizzo mentioned that the Nationals might try to tweak the right-hander's delivery from the full windup after noticing he posted significantly better number out of the…
Feb 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT
Associated Press file photo Ryan Zimmerman doesn't want to negotiate a contract once camp officially opens. VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman's agent was at the Nationals workout this morning and is expected to meet with general manager Mike Rizzo in the next few days to pick up negotiations on a long-term contract extension. Brodie Van…
Feb 22, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Mark DeRosa joins the Nationals after two injury-plagued seasons with the Giants. VIERA, Fla. — When a tendon in his left wrist snapped last May while he stood in the batter's box watching a Clayton Kershaw breaking ball hit the dirt in front of him, Mark DeRosa had no idea if…
Feb 22, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche works out at first base yesterday morning. VIERA, Fla. — As strong as his left shoulder feels at the moment, and as much as he believes it won't hinder his ability to hit for power the way it did one year ago, Adam LaRoche can't yet say for certainty whether…
Feb 21, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wilson Ramos had plenty of reason to smile during today's workout. VIERA, Fla. — Wilson Ramos arrived for spring training with a new tattoo emblazoned on his left forearm. It includes a flock of doves and a biblical quote in Spanish, which translated reads: "I put everything in…
Feb 21, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg throws off a mound under the watchful eye of Davey Johnson. VIERA, Fla. — Workout No. 1 of the spring has come and gone, wrapped up in a tidy 90 minutes or so per manager Davey Johnson's instructions. Nine pitchers threw off the bullpen mounds this…
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