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  1. Roster review: Ross Ohlendorf

    Oct 29, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 31 How acquired: Minor-league free agent, Jan. 2013 MLB service time: 4 years, 170 days 2013 salary+bonuses: Unknown Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014, free agent in 2016 2013 Stats: 16 G, 7 GS, 60.1 IP, 56 H, 22 R, 22 ER, 14 BB, 45 SO, 8 HR, 1.160 WHIP, 4-1,…

  2. Roster review: Ian Krol

    Oct 28, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 22 How acquired: Traded with RHP A.J. Cole and RHP Blake Treinin from A’s for OF/1B Michael Morse, who went to Mariners, Jan. 2013 MLB service time: 117 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $490,000 Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2017, free agent in 2020 2013 Stats: 32 G, 27.1 IP, 28 H, 12…

  3. Roster review: Fernando Abad

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 28 How acquired: Minor-league free agent, Nov. 2012 MLB service time: 2 years, 73 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $500,000 (approx.) Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2018 2013 Stats: 39 G, 37.2 IP, 42 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 10 BB, 32 SO, 3 HR, 1.381 WHIP, 0-3, 3.35…

  4. VIDEO: What does Matt Williams bring to Nats?

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

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    In hiring Matt Williams as their manager (or at least planning to), the Nationals opted for an external candidate with no MLB managerial experience to pull from. They chose an up-and-comer who was a very good major league player and should bring a unique energy to the clubhouse. Exactly what type of manager will Williams…

  5. Strasburg, Harper, LaRoche all have surgeries

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

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    Three of the Nationals’ most important players underwent various surgical procedures in the last three days, the club announced Saturday morning, with Stephen Strasburg and Adam LaRoche each having their elbows repaired and Bryce Harper having his knee fixed. All face recovery times of 4-to-6 weeks and are expected to be ready for the start…

  6. Familiarity key to Williams’ hire

    Oct 25, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

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    Major-league general managers only get so many opportunities to hire a new manager, even fewer opportunities to conduct a managerial search with a completely clean slate. So when presented with such a scenario, Mike Rizzo did what almost any GM would have done: He went with the guy he’s always believed would make a great…

  7. Source: Nationals plan to hire Williams as manager

    Oct 25, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

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    Matt Williams appears to be the choice for the Nationals’ managerial opening. General manager Mike Rizzo has settled on Williams among the pool of candidates who interviewed for the job and plans to hire the Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach, a source familiar with the process confirmed this morning. Rizzo also hopes to keep Randy…

  8. Roster review: Steve Lombardozzi

    Oct 25, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 25 How acquired: 19th round pick, 2008 draft MLB service time: 2 years, 23 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $501,000 Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2018 2013 Stats: 118 G, 307 PA, 25 R, 75 H, 15 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB, 8 BB, 34…

  9. Marrero outrighted to AAA, will become free agent

    Oct 24, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

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    The Nationals outrighted Chris Marrero to Class AAA Syracuse, removing the former first-round draft pick from their 40-man roster and effectively ending his tenure with the organization. Marrero, 25, was the 15th overall pick in the country in the 2006 draft, touted by the Nationals as a future offensive force who could hit both for…

  10. Roster review: Tanner Roark

    Oct 24, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 27 How acquired: Trade with RHP Ryan Tatusko from Rangers for SS Cristian Guzman, July 2010 MLB service time: 55 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $490,000 Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2017, free agent in 2020 2013 Stats: 14 G, 5 GS, 53.2 IP, 38 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 1 HR, 11…

  11. Roster review: Craig Stammen

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 30 How acquired: 12th round pick, 2005 draft MLB service time: 3 years, 160 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $875,000 Contract status: Signed for $1.375 million in 2014, arbitration-eligible in 2015 and 2016, free agent in 2017 2013 Stats: 55 G, 81.2 IP, 78 H, 30 R, 25 ER, 4 HR, 27…

  12. Roster review: Drew Storen

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 26 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 3 years, 140 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $2.5 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible, free agent in 2017 2013 Stats: 68 G, 61.2 IP, 64 H, 34 R, 31 ER, 7 HR, 19 BB, 58 K, 1.362 WHIP, 3 SV, 5 BS,…

  13. Leyland retirement shouldn’t impact Nats’ search

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:57 PM EST

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    Jim Leyland’s retirement earlier today as Tigers manager resonated throughout the baseball world, but the surprise announcement shouldn’t significantly affect the Nationals’ ongoing search for a new skipper. Leyland’s departure does create another high-profile and attractive opening for managerial candidates, leaving five positions now available: the Nationals, Tigers, Reds, Cubs and Mariners. But the only…

  14. Roster review: Tyler Clippard

    Oct 21, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 29 How acquired: Trade from Yankees for RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, Dec. 2007 MLB service time: 4 years, 148 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $4 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible, free agent in 2016 2013 Stats: 72 G, 71 IP, 37 H, 19 R, 19 ER, 9 HR, 24 BB, 73 K, 0.859 WHIP,…

  15. Roster review: Rafael Soriano

    Oct 20, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 34 How acquired: Free agent, signed Jan. 2013 MLB service time: 11 years, 57 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $14 million ($7 million is deferred) Contract status: Signed for $14 million in 2014 ($7 million deferred), $14 million club option for 2015 (guaranteed if Soriano finishes 120 games in 2013-14) 2013 Stats:…

  16. Roster review: Dan Haren

    Oct 19, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 33 How acquired: Free agent, signed Dec. 2012 MLB service time: 9 years, 154 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $13 million Contract status: Free agent 2013 Stats: 30 GS, 169.2 IP, 179 H, 92 R, 88 ER, 28 HR, 31 BB, 151 K, 1.238 WHIP, 10-14, 4.67 ERA, 4.09 FIP, 1.5 WAR…

  17. Roster review: Ross Detwiler

    Oct 18, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 28 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2007 draft MLB service time: 4 years, 2 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $2.3375 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014 and 2015, free agent in 2016 2013 Stats: 13 GS, 71.1 IP, 92 H, 37 R, 32 ER, 5 HR, 14 BB, 39 K, 1.486 WHIP,…

  18. Managerial interviews beginning [updated]

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

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    Updated at 3:17 p.m. The Nationals are ramping up their managerial search, interviewing multiple candidates for the job and making plans to meet with others in contention to replace Davey Johnson next season. Mike Rizzo has already interviewed Matt Williams and Randy Knorr, sources familiar with the process confirmed, making the Diamondbacks third base coach…

  19. Roster review: Jordan Zimmermann

    Oct 17, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 27 How acquired: 2nd round pick, 2007 draft MLB service time: 4 years, 154 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $5.35 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014 and 2015, free agent in 2016 2013 Stats: 32 GS, 213.1 IP, 192 H, 81 R, 77 ER, 19 HR, 40 BB, 161 K, 1.088 WHIP,…

  20. Roster review: Gio Gonzalez

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 28 How acquired: Trade from Athletics with RHP Robert Gilliam for LHP Tom Milone, RHP Brad Peacock, RHP A.J. Cole and C Derek Norris, Dec. 2011 MLB service time: 4 years, 162 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $6.25 million Contract status: Signed for $8.5 million in 2014, $11 million in 2015, $12…

  21. Roster review: Stephen Strasburg

    Oct 15, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 25 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 3 years, 118 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $3.9 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014, free agent in 2017 2013 Stats: 30 GS, 183 IP, 136 H, 71 R, 61 ER, 16 HR, 56 BB, 191 K, 1.049 WHIP, 8-9, 3.00…

  22. Roster review: Wilson Ramos

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 26 How acquired: Trade from Twins for RHP Matt Capps, July 2010 MLB service time: 3 years, 47 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $501,250 Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014, free agent in 2017 2013 Stats: 78 G, 303 PA, 29 R, 78 H, 9 2B, 0 3B, 16 HR, 59 RBI, 0…

  23. Roster review: Adam LaRoche

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 34 How acquired: Free agent, Jan. 2013 MLB service time: 10 years 2013 salary+bonuses: $10 million Contract status: Signed for $12 million in 2014, $15 million mutual option (or $2 million buyout) in 2015, free agent in 2016. 2013 Stats: 152 G, 590 PA, 70 R, 121 H, 19 2B,…

  24. Roster review: Anthony Rendon

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 23 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2011 draft MLB service time: 130 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $1.8 million Contract status: Signed for $1.8 million in 2014, club option for 2015, likely Super-2 arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2020. 2013 Stats: 98 G, 394 PA, 40 R, 93 H, 23 2B,…

  25. Roster review: Ian Desmond

    Oct 11, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2014: 28 How acquired: 3rd round pick, 2004 draft MLB service time: 4 years, 27 days 2013 salary+bonuses: $3.8 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2014 and 2015, free agent in 2016 2013 Stats: 158 G, 655 PA, 77 R, 168 H, 38 2B, 3 3B, 20 HR, 80 RBI, 21 SB,…

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