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  1. J. Zimmermann’s long road back

    Feb 20, 2010, 3:41 PM EDT

    Click here to support this site VIERA, Fla. — When Nationals pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout of the season tomorrow morning, Jordan Zimmermann will stand alongside his teammates. He'll be wearing his No. 27 jersey and jump from field to field, each one featuring a different fundamentals station: fielding bunts, pickoff moves,…

  2. The full spring roster

    Feb 20, 2010, 2:26 AM EDT

    Click here to support this site VIERA, Fla. — I know many of you asked about specific players and whether they are in camp or not. Rather than address each of those inquiries separately, I figured it would be easier (and more useful for everyone) to post a complete list of all the players and…

  3. Nuggets from Riggleman

    Feb 19, 2010, 10:58 PM EDT

    Click here to support this site VIERA, Fla. — Jim Riggleman addressed all sorts of subjects in his first news conference of the spring, a session that lasted more than 20 minutes. There were plenty of questions about Chien-Ming Wang from the large gathering, but there were other subjects worth noting… – Riggleman said Ross…

  4. "The Michael Jordan of Taiwan"

    Feb 19, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — The pressure of rebounding from major injury to pitch again in the major leagues is daunting for anyone who dons a uniform. Now imagine doing all that while carrying the weight of an entire nation on your surgically repaired right shoulder. Meet Chien-Ming Wang, a new face to fans in Washington but…

  5. Burnett loses arbitration case

    Feb 19, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — We’re still two weeks away from the first Grapefruit League game, but the Nationals already own a 2-0 record … in arbitration. Sean Burnett is the latest player to lose his hearing to the Nats. A three-person panel ruled in favor of the club today, so the left-hander will earn $775,000 this…

  6. Players trickling in

    Feb 19, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — Good morning from Space Coast Stadium, where it is officially reporting day for pitchers and catchers. This is always a bit of a misnomer, though, because all it means is that all pitchers and catchers must either a) show up at the ballpark or b) call someone with the team to inform…

  7. Detwiler out 3 months with hip injury

    Feb 18, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    [UPDATE AT 4:28 P.M. -- The Nats have now confirmed Detwiler's surgery and say he is scheduled to begin a throwing program in six weeks and &should be able to return to competitive pitching in three months.& The procedure was performed Monday in Vail, Colo., by Marc J. Phillippon.] VIERA, Fla. — Ross Detwiler, who…

  8. A sight for sore eyes

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman

  9. The home stretch

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:54 PM EDT

    Greetings from the Sunshine State, where the sun is indeed shining. Though I have to say — and I promise this is the one and only time I’ll complain about the weather for the next six weeks — but it’s a bit chilly here just south of Jacksonville. Temperature’s probably in the 50s. I can…

  10. Safe in Savannah

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:37 AM EDT

    Click here to support this site Because I know you were all worried about me … yes, mother, I successfully made it to Savannah, Ga., as planned. Pulled into the Fairfield Inn Savannah-Hilton Head Airport hotel at 9:30 p.m. Today’s exploits took a bit longer than I (or AAA or Google Maps) anticipated — 11…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 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.

ON THE RADIO

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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