Mar 12, 2011, 9:50 PM EST
Bryce Harper was among four players cut by the Nationals following today's 6-5 win over the Yankees, bringing an end to the 18-year-old's first experience in a big-league spring training camp. Harper was optioned to low-Class A Hagerstown, where he is expected to begin the season. The three other players sent down were left-hander Atahualpa…
Mar 12, 2011, 3:47 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Yankees this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium. For the first time ever, the Yankees are playing in Viera. Well, I suppose I should amend that to say a couple of Yankees are playing in Viera. The majority of the guys wearing the famous…
Mar 11, 2011, 10:18 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Astros tonight at Space Coast Stadium. Plenty worth watching during the Nationals' game tonight against the Astros. Good thing it's on MASN for your viewing pleasure. Livan Hernandez gets the start and is scheduled to go as many as five innings. Ross Detwiler…
Mar 11, 2011, 6:44 PM EST
The Nationals sent 11 players to minor-league camp this afternoon but did not include Bryce Harper among the first significant round of cuts of the spring. Right-handers Garrett Mock and Adam Carr were optioned to Class AAA Syracuse. Fellow right-handers J.D. Martin, Luis Atilano and Josh Wilkie; catchers Carlos Maldonado and Jhonatan Solano; first basemen…
Mar 11, 2011, 4:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny has done little this spring but remains in line for a rotation spot. Perhaps the most intriguing roster battle in Nationals camp this spring is for the final spot in the Opening Day rotation, with Ross Detwiler, Chad Gaudin and Yunesky Maya making a strong charge…
Mar 10, 2011, 11:22 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium, spring home of the Houston Astros. This is the Nationals' only split-squad day of the spring. They already won the afternoon game in Viera, beating the Mets 6-5 behind five scoreless innings from Chad Gaudin and a pair of RBI apiece from Jayson Werth…
Mar 10, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rain delayed the start of today's game against the Mets. It looks like they're finally ready to play down in Viera, where heavy rain this morning delayed the start of this game an hour. That could create a bit of a dilemma for members of the coaching…
Mar 10, 2011, 5:54 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jerry Hairston has enjoyed a lengthy career because of his versatility in the field. While everyone down in Viera waits for the rain to pass — today’s first split-squad game against the Mets has been delayed until 2 p.m. — here’s a story on Jerry Hairston I just…
Mar 10, 2011, 2:37 PM EST
Being back in D.C. during the middle of spring training has its obvious disadvantages. But on the bright side, it does allow me to head over to Comcast SportsNet's studios to shoot some video segments. Yesterday, I joined web producer Chase Hughes for the latest installment of a show we're calling "Beltway Baseball" to discuss…
Mar 9, 2011, 2:35 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats travel to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter to face the Marlins. Some of you have been asking about Ryan Zimmerman's absence from the lineup the last couple days due to a strained oblique muscle, and whether this injury is any cause for concern. By all…
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