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  1. Durbin signs with Braves

    Apr 3, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chad Durbin couldn't make the Nats' bullpen, but the Braves scooped him up. The Braves announced this afternoon they signed Chad Durbin to a major-league contract, a curious move considering the Nationals had yet to announce they released the right-hander. That formal announcement, though, appears to be coming following today's exhibition finale…

  2. Storen projects mid-April return

    Apr 3, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen will open the season on the DL but expects a quick return. Though he won't join the rest of his teammates in Chicago this weekend to open the season, Nationals closer Drew Storen expects to be able to rejoin them soon thereafter. Storen will be placed on the 15-day disabled…

  3. Nats vs. Red Sox – 4/3/12

    Apr 3, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park hosts its first ballgame of 2012 today. The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are blooming and there will be baseball played on South Capitol Street today. How sweet is that? Sandwiched between their Grapefruit League finale in Fort Myers and their season opener in Chicago,…

  4. Morse, Ankiel to DL; Nady, Tracy on team

    Apr 2, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse is eligible to return from the DL as soon as April 10. Unable to ensure either player would have enough time to get back into game shape before Opening Day, the Nationals have decided to place outfielders Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list to begin the…

  5. Nats vs. Red Sox – 4/2/12

    Apr 2, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The brand-new JetBlue Park was designed to look like a miniature Fenway Park. They've packed their bags, they've left Space Coast Stadium for another year and the team charter is gassed up and ready to head north later tonight. First, though, the Nationals must play one more exhibition game in the state…

  6. Maldonado sent to minor-league camp

    Apr 1, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT

    The Nationals re-assigned catcher Carlos Maldonado to minor-league camp following today's game against the Cardinals in Jupiter, trimming their roster by one and ensuring Wilson Ramos and Jesus Flores will open the season as their only true catchers. Maldonado, 33, had a strong camp, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with a double, a homer and four RBI.…

  7. Nats vs. Cardinals – 4/1/12

    Apr 1, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez makes yet another start at Roger Dean Stadium this afternoon. Since it's looking more and more like both Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel will open the season on the DL, the lineup Davey Johnson has put together for today's exhibition against the Cardinals might well…

  8. Strasburg looks ahead to Opening Day

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg gave up two earned runs in four innings this afternoon. VIERA, Fla. — After a bit of a ragged performance in his spring training finale this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg said what surely is on everyone's mind inside the Nationals clubhouse right now: "I'm ready to get out of Florida, that's…

  9. Ankiel may not be ready by opener

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel has been hampered by a tight quadriceps muscle all spring. VIERA, Fla. — Rick Ankiel's quadriceps injury that has lingered for weeks might just linger long enough to prevent the veteran center fielder from making the Nationals' Opening Day roster. Ankiel was out of the lineup today and will miss…

  10. Nats vs. Cardinals – 3/31/12

    Mar 31, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces the Cardinals in the spring's final home game. VIERA, Fla. — Well, we've reached the end of another spring in Viera, home to choices, a living inspiration, and where life is always better. (At least, that's what they've told us on billboards over the years.)…



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