Mar 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces the Mets tonight at DigitalDomain Park. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg is going to see plenty of the Mets over the course of this season and future ones, so might as well get used to facing New York's lineup here in spring training.…
Mar 20, 2012, 5:51 PM EST
US Presswire photo Drew Storen hasn't appeared in a game since March 7. Updated at 5:38 p.m. VIERA, Fla. — It's been nearly two weeks since Drew Storen last pitched, raising questions about the Nationals closer's status. Turns out Storen has been suffering from strep throat, and doctors have instructed him to stay away from…
Mar 20, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Steve Lombardozzi is attempting to make the club as a backup infielder. Break's over. For the Nationals, who after yesterday's lone respite of the spring are back on the diamond tonight against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. And for your humble beat writer, who is probably 35,000 feet over North Carolina…
Mar 19, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper will open the season at Class AAA Syracuse. Few would dispute, after watching him in big-league camp for one month, that Bryce Harper wasn't ready to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster. Yes, the 19-year-old outfielder had his moments against the big boys, especially during the first week of Grapefruit…
Mar 18, 2012, 9:18 PM EST
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper went 8-for-28 with two doubles and zero RBI this spring. Mike Rizzo said all along he would keep an open mind watching Bryce Harper compete this spring for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but the Nationals general manager knew the 19-year-old was going to have to do something…
Mar 18, 2012, 4:00 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson faces the Tigers today at Space Coast Stadium. It's a rare event indeed when the visiting lineup at a spring training game features more regulars than the home lineup. That does appear to be the case today in Viera, where Jim Leyland is bringing several…
Mar 18, 2012, 2:27 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Xavier Nady hit .248 with four homers in 82 games for the Diamondbacks last year. The Nationals have signed Xavier Nady to a minor-league contract, though the veteran outfielder/first baseman will not get an invitation to big-league camp yet, the club announced this morning. Nady, 33, is a career .275 hitter…
Mar 17, 2012, 4:01 PM EST
US Presswire photo The Nationals host the Marlins today at Space Coast Stadium. We're smack dab in the middle of that nebulous period of spring training. It's still too far from Opening Day to make any rash conclusions, but it's just close enough to start wondering about a few things … especially when it comes…
Mar 16, 2012, 8:15 PM EST
Photo courtesy Harrisburg Senators Harrisburg's Metro Bank Park will continue to house the Nats' Class AA affiliate. The Nationals have extended their minor-league affiliations with four clubs, ensuring they'll remain partners with Class AAA Syracuse, Class AA Harrisburg, high-Class A Potomac and short-season Class A Auburn. The two-year extensions run through 2014. "We could not…
Mar 16, 2012, 3:42 PM EST
US Presswire photo The Nationals are at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa this afternoon. One day after hosting the Yankees (er, a couple of actual Yankees) in Viera, the Nationals return the favor today by making the long trek west to Tampa. Er, I should say a couple of actual Nationals. Truth be told, Davey Johnson…
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