Mar 23, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse hopes to resume baseball activities soon. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Though Michael Morse has yet to appear in the field this spring and has yet to resume baseball activities after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection near his injured lat muscle, the Nationals still believe there's a chance their cleanup hitter could…
Mar 23, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium hosts the Nationals this afternoon. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Nationals' weak offensive numbers so far this spring are probably a product of the lack of regulars getting playing time than anything, but that's going to change soon. Beginning Sunday, manager Davey Johnson plans to start…
Mar 23, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT
VIERA, Fla. — An MRI taken of Drew Storen’s elbow revealed no ligament or tendon damage, only inflammation of the joint, and the right-hander expects to resume a throwing program and not miss significant time. “It’s just rest for a couple more days, and then get it going and be good to go,” he said…
Mar 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman is one of the only Nationals regulars producing at the plate. VIERA, Fla. — Two total runs scored in three days. A .249 team batting average. An abysmal .689 team OPS. Is there any reason the Nationals should be worried about their lack of offensive punch so far this spring?…
Mar 22, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez was roughed up for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings today. JUPITER, Fla. — Gio Gonzalez's cringe-worthy start this afternoon — he allowed eight runs on 10 hits and four walks in only 3 2/3 innings against the Cardinals — could have been attributed to any number of factors. Gonzalez…
Mar 22, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez faces the Cardinals today at Roger Dean Stadium. JUPITER, Fla. — Obviously, there's news today that has nothing to do with this game against the Cardinals. Please read my earlier posting for the latest news on Michael Morse, who it appears may not be ready for…
Mar 22, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse has appeared in only three games this spring, all as DH. JUPITER, Fla. — Michael Morse's chances of recovering from a lat injury in time for Opening Day appear to be dwindling after the Nationals left fielder recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma treatment that typically does not produce full results…
Mar 22, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Steve Lombardozzi played six innings in left field yesterday. VIERA, Fla. — When Davey Johnson mentioned Tuesday evening he was thinking about trying out Steve Lombardozzi in the outfield, you figured that's not the kind of dramatic position change you'd see for a little while. But then came the fifth inning yesterday…
Mar 21, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg will start Opening Day, with Gio Gonzalez starting the home opener. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals could have handed the ball on Opening Day to any one of their top four starters, and few would have raised an eyebrow. Gio Gonzalez is a 16-game winner and All-Star. Edwin Jackson has…
Mar 21, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT
Associated Press photo John Lannan tossed four scoreless innings today against the Braves. VIERA, Fla. — Until someone tell him otherwise, John Lannan is going to prepare as though he'll start for the Nationals five days from now and open the season as the final member of their rotation. "I'm assuming that I'm starting every…
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