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  1. Marquis had MRI before signing

    Apr 23, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

    Turns out the Nationals did require Jason Marquis to undergo an MRI of his elbow and shoulder before signing him in December to a two-year, $15 million contract. Read Marquis’ comments and Mike Rizzo’s take on the injury on

  2. Game 17: Dodgers at Nats

    Apr 23, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Dodgers (minus Manny Ramirez) come to Nationals Park this weekend. It's always a treat when the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town. One of baseball's best-run and most-stable franchises — well, at least until Frank and Jamie McCourt decided to get divorced and ruin everything — makes…

  3. Bergmann outrighted to Syracuse

    Apr 23, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    Jason Bergmann, who was designated for assignment by the Nationals on April 15, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse. The right-hander was 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA in four games and was removed from the 40-man roster when the Nats needed to clear space for left-hander Scott Olsen. Bergmann, who has…

  4. The plan for Marquis

    Apr 23, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    I know a lot of you were surprised to find out last night that Jason Marquis won't need surgery to remove the "floating bodies" in his right elbow. Frankly, I was surprised, too. I figured it was a foregone conclusion he'd have the procedure, miss a couple months and then get back on the mound…

  5. Mutual respect

    Apr 23, 2010, 12:48 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez had his way with the Nationals this afternoon. Livan Hernandez first saw Ubaldo Jimenez pitch late in 2008, during his brief stint with the Rockies, and immediately sensed greatness out of the young right-hander with the cannon arm. "He's got the stuff to win 20…

  6. No surgery for Marquis

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    Despite loose bodies and inflammation in his right elbow, Jason Marquis will not need surgery. The right-hander received a second opinion today from Cincinnati orthopedist Tim Kremchek, who confirmed the same diagnosis made yesterday by Nationals team doctor Wiemi Douoguih. Marquis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, received a cortisone shot. He…

  7. Game 16: Rockies at Nats

    Apr 22, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to take three of four from the Rockies. There may not be a better pitching matchup all season in the major leagues than the one we'll see this afternoon at Nationals Park. OK, that may be a bit of a stretch, because few would consider…

  8. Nats show grit, but no one’s watching

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:25 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Wil Nieves congratulates Matt Capps at the conclusion of tonight's 6-4 win. It could have been a fantastic moment at Nationals Park: Matt Capps on the mound, a 2-2 count on Ian Stewart with the tying runners on base in the ninth inning of a tense ballgame. And…

  9. Zimmerman update

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:59 AM EDT

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    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman clutches his right hamstring after getting hurt in the eighth inning. When Ryan Zimmerman pulled up lame at second base on a seventh-inning double tonight, the easy assumption was that the Nationals’ No. 3 hitter had re-injured the left hamstring that left him out of the…

  10. Marquis to DL, Atilano to replace

    Apr 22, 2010, 2:53 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis has been placed on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury. [UPDATED AT 11:32 P.M.] The Nationals have placed Jason Marquis on the 15-day disabled list after an enhanced MRI revealed "floating bodies" in his right elbow, general manager Mike Rizzo said. Marquis, who was battered…



ATLANTA 58 48 --
MIAMI 53 53 5.0
NEW YORK 51 56 7.5
Through Tuesday's early games

WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m. TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 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.


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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