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  1. Espinosa to have hand surgery

    Nov 24, 2010, 12:59 AM EDT

    Danny Espinosa will have surgery tomorrow to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his right hand, a procedure that will sideline him six weeks but gives him ample time to recover before spring training. Espinosa had been playing winter ball in Puerto Rico, where he was hitting .281 with two homers, eight RBI,…

  2. Nats offer Dunn arbitration

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

    The Nationals have offered arbitration to Adam Dunn, according to a club source, ensuring the team will get two draft picks as compensation if the free agent first baseman signs elsewhere this winter. The way the market is shaping up, though, Dunn may not find any suitors more enticing than the Nats. Despite his hope…

  3. Frazier, McConnell sign minor deals

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    The Nationals have signed outfielder/first baseman Jeff Frazier and shortstop Chris McConnell to minor-league contracts, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. Frazier, 28, hit .256 with 25 homers and 73 RBI last season for Toledo, the Tigers’ Class AAA affiliate. He led the International League with 73 extra-base hits and made his big-league debut in…

  4. Zim 16th, Dunn 21st in MVP vote

    Nov 22, 2010, 8:10 PM EDT

    Joey Votto won the National League MVP award this afternoon in a landslide over Albert Pujols. Votto got a staggering 31 of 32 first-place votes by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Pujols getting the other one. Hard to complain with the line of thinking displayed by my fellow scribes. You could…

  5. Arbitration, AFL and Upton

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Bryce Harper more than held his own in the Arizona Fall League. This being Thanksgiving week and all, here's a smorgasbord of quick-hit Nats stuff to ponder over while you make your grocery list and prepare your strategy to walk into Best Buy at 4:30 a.m. Friday and snag a new…

  6. Harper, Solis starting AFL title game

    Nov 20, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    If you need a break from college football this afternoon, MLB Network has the Arizona Fall League championship between the Scottsdale Scorpions and the Peoria Javelinas at 3 p.m. EST. And the game will feature the Nationals’ top two 2010 draft picks in key roles. Bryce Harper is in Scottsdale’s starting lineup, batting seventh and…

  7. Marrero, Carr, Kimball on 40-man

    Nov 20, 2010, 1:29 AM EDT

    The Nationals have added Chris Marrero, Adam Carr and Cole Kimball to their 40-man roster, protecting all three players from being plucked away in next month’s Rule 5 draft. They have also lost pitcher Juan Jaime to the Diamondbacks on a waiver claim. No other players were removed from the 40-man roster, which now has…

  8. The Willingham Conundrum

    Nov 19, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Josh Willingham is eligible to become a free agent after next season. Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it? Or maybe a complex physics theory. In actuality, "The Willingham Conundrum" is the dilemma facing the Nationals over the next 12 months with regards to their veteran left fielder.…

  9. 40-man maintenance

    Nov 18, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Chico could get dropped from the 40-man roster to make room for younger prospects. It's that time of the year when baseball clubs start adding and removing guys from their 40-man roster, doing some housekeeping work in advance of the Winter Meetings. If a player is going…

  10. Exploring all options

    Nov 17, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT

    Baseball's GM meetings opened yesterday in Orlando with a flurry of activity. The Marlins traded Dan Uggla to the Braves for Omar Infante and Mike Dunn, then signed catcher John Buck to a three-year contract. The Cardinals re-signed Jake Westbrook to a two-year deal. The Mets conducted a second round of interviews with managerial candidates.…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 43 --
ATLANTA 54 46 2.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
NEW YORK 47 53 9.0
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 13.0
Through Tuesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Rockies, 3:10 p.m.
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

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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