Mar 30, 2011, 10:49 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bad weather prevented the Nationals from working out in front of fans today. The Nationals hope to be able to play tomorrow's opener against the Braves as scheduled at 1:05 p.m., but principal owner Mark Lerner said the club won't hesitate to postpone until Friday afternoon if the…
Mar 30, 2011, 9:41 PM EST
Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper stood inside the spacious and luxurious clubhouse at Nationals Park, feeling for one day at least like they were part of the team that will take the field Thursday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. By the time each Nationals player is introduced to the sellout crowd and assembles along the…
Mar 30, 2011, 2:32 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman enters the final year of his contract with expectations raised. While it’s certainly good to be home again, I have to say: This weather is pretty depressing. I mean, it was 85 degrees in Viera yesterday when I left Space Coast Stadium. It’s 45 degrees here…
Mar 29, 2011, 8:46 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam LaRoche homered and drew two walks in his return to the lineup. VIERA, Fla. — Adam LaRoche insists he’s not concerned about the state of his left shoulder, and if his performance today was any indication, the Nationals first baseman may be right about that. Playing in…
Mar 29, 2011, 3:23 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Grapefruit League concludes today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — It's the final day of spring training, but the lineups for both the Nationals and Mets have a decided regular-season feel to them. Jim Riggleman's starting nine today is very likely what you'll see when the…
Mar 29, 2011, 1:57 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bryce Harper has returned from a sprained ankle and is slated to open the season. VIERA, Fla. — Good morning one final time from Space Coast Stadium, where the Grapefruit League wraps up this afternoon with an early 12:05 p.m. game between the Nationals and Mets. It'll be…
Mar 28, 2011, 10:47 PM EST
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…
Mar 28, 2011, 9:56 PM EST
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…
Mar 28, 2011, 7:19 PM EST
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…
Mar 28, 2011, 5:23 PM EST
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…
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