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  1. No Obama on Opening Day

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    File photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Barack Obama isn’t scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch this season. VIERA, Fla. — The First Fan won’t be throwing out the first ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park this season. The Nationals announced plans for Opening Day festivities, and President Barack Obama isn’t among those…

  2. Gonzalez traded to Padres, roster set

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Full story on all of today’s roster moves on CSNwashington.com VIERA, Fla. — The Washington Nationals have traded infielder Alberto Gonzalez to the San Diego Padres for minor-league pitcher Erik Davis and cash, a move that finalizes the club’s Opening Day roster. The trade of Gonzalez leaves the Nationals’ spring roster at 25 and means…

  3. Roster down to 26

    Mar 28, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roger Bernadina lost out to Matt Stairs and Laynce Nix for a backup outfield spot. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have trimmed their spring training roster down to 26, with only one decision left to make: Whether Alex Cora or Alberto Gonzalez makes the club as a backup…

  4. Game canceled, cuts happening

    Mar 28, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — First, some weather news: Tonight’s game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista has been canceled due to rain. Honestly, there aren’t a whole lot of disappointed people here in Viera. Nobody wanted to drive an hour to Disney, then sit around through a rain delay, then return to Viera for tomorrow’s…

  5. Are Nats better in center without Morgan?

    Mar 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sadly, this is likely to be the lasting image of Nyjer Morgan in a Nationals uniform. VIERA, Fla. — The competition in center field this spring, the Nationals insisted all along, was an open one. Actually, first they said it was Nyjer Morgan's job to lose, then…

  6. LaRoche will play with slight shoulder tear

    Mar 27, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — Adam LaRoche will return to the Nationals’ lineup Monday and start at first base on Opening Day despite a slight tear in his left shoulder. Results of an MRI taken on LaRoche’s shoulder Wednesday revealed a slight tear of the labrum, a club source confirmed, but the injury is not serious enough…

  7. Nats vs. Marlins – 3/27/11

    Mar 27, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats face the Marlins today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — It's perhaps appropriate (or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) that the Nationals are playing the Marlins on the day they traded Nyjer Morgan, considering the lasting memory for many of Morgan's tenure…

  8. Morgan traded to Brewers

    Mar 27, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have traded Nyjer Morgan to the Brewers for minor-league infielder Cutter Dykstra and $50,000 cash, ending the outfielder’s eventful tenure in Washington. Morgan, who took D.C. by storm upon his acquisition from the Pirates in 2009 but fell out of favor during a trying 2010 season, had sensed his time…

  9. Livo, rest of staff look ready to go

    Mar 26, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Despite a stiff neck, Livan Hernandez tossed four scoreless innings today. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Sometime earlier in the week, Livan Hernandez woke up with a stiff neck, a minor annoyance that didn't prevent him from making his final start of the spring today and certainly won't prevent him…

  10. Riggleman "disappointed" in Morgan

    Mar 26, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jim Riggleman was “disappointed” and “surprised” by comments made yesterday by Nyjer Morgan, who said he expects to be let go by the organization before Opening Day. “I’m disappointed,” Riggleman said before today’s game against the Astros. “But I understand where it’s coming from.” Morgan told MLB.com he understands he’s likely lost…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB MN
WASHINGTON 78 59 -- 18
ATLANTA 72 67 7.0
MIAMI 67 70 11.0
NEW YORK 65 74 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 64 74 14.5
Through Tuesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Braves at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Braves at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

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ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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