1. Prospects Describe What It's Like to Face Strasburg

    There's no rhyme or reason why certain batters face certain pitchers during live BP at Nationals camp. Matt Williams and his staff don't try to set up particular matchups; they simply ...

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  2. Clippard Returns, Mattheus Ailing

    Just as one member of the Nationals bullpen is returning to full strength, another is being shut down due to injury...

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  3. Zimmermann Isn't Concerned About Signing a Long-Term Extension

    Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann signed a two-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration back in January. The right-hander, who has finished each of the past three seasons with an ERA of 3...

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  4. Moore Happy, Comfortable Back at First Base

    VIERA, Fla. — Tyler Moore played first base at Mississippi State. He played first base as he ascended through the Nationals ' farm system...

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  5. Span Hopes to Pick Up Where He Left off

    For all the discussion of Matt Williams' lineup decisions — whether Bryce Harper hits third or fifth, whether Jayson Werth hits second or fourth, etc...

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  6. Espinosa Works More at SS Than 2B on First Day

    Read into it as much or as little as you like, but it didn't go unnoticed Thursday that Danny Espinosa spent more time at shortstop than second base during the Nationals ' first full-squad workout of the spring...

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  7. Zim Ready for Reps at First, but Confident at Third

    VIERA, Fla. — Though he acquired a first baseman's mitt over the winter and is ready to take some reps on the other side of the diamond this spring, Ryan Zimmerman is confident ...

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  8. Williams Curious About MLB's New Challenge System

    VIERA, Fla. — Though final details have yet to be revealed by Major League Baseball, Matt Williams is curious to see how the sport's new replay system will be utilized, with the ...

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  9. How Adding a Slider Could Take Stephen Strasburg to the Next Level

    For a pitcher who already throws a fastball that can touch 100 mph when it's not breaking bats thanks to heavy sink, a curveball with such hard snap that it can break legs and a changeup ...

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  10. The Importance of Danny Espinosa

    In 2011, it appeared that Danny Espinosa was the future at second base for the Washington Nationals . Espinosa started at second base for the club and the switch-hitting rookie hit ...

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  11. Stephen Strasburg Is Working on a Slider

    It started with conversations last season, when Stephen Strasburg asked Jordan Zimmermann and Dan Haren about they threw their slider and cutter. It evolved this offseason, when Strasburg fiddled with a grip and a release...

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  12. New-Look LaRoche Ready to Put 2013 Behind Him

    On the heels of a hugely disappointing season, Adam LaRoche has plenty of reason to approach the upcoming year as a fresh start...

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  13. Jose Lobaton Learning the Nationals' Pitching Staff — and Their Names

    The names are the hardest part for Jose Lobaton. It's still too early in spring training for the Nationals ' new backup catcher to worry much about handling their pitching staff. For now, he's still trying identify the people throwing baseballs to him...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 months ago 47 reads 0 comments

  14. Fister, Solis Impress; Jeroloman Almost Ready for Workouts

    There's only so much you can take out of bullpen sessions early in spring. There's no one standing in the batter's box. There's no umpire. There are only a couple dozen people watching on instead of 30,000...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  15. Williams Likens Prospect Skole's Power to Thome

    Matt Skole doesn't figure into the Nationals ' immediate plans, and his stint in big-league camp this spring likely won't last long...

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  16. Soriano Starts Camp 10 Pounds Lighter

    A month had passed since the end of his first year with the Washington Nationals , and the blemishes of the season still preoccupied Rafael Soriano. “I was going crazy,” he said...

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  17. Aerial Shot of Washington Nationals Warming Up Is Superb

    Spring Training photos, where you either get a shot of Peter Abraham's work station or something worthy of a frame. You simply never know what MLB beat writers will gift you with in the months leading up to opening day, but this? This is art...

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  18. Williams: “Open Competition” at Second Base

    Danny Espinosa wanted a chance to win back the starting second base job he lost last year, and the Nationals will give him that opportunity...

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  19. Stephen Strasburg Focused on Holding Base Runners in First Bullpen Session

    Stephen Strasburg's first bullpen of spring training brought with it the familiar, long-limbed delivery and the usual sounds of snapping leather and hissing air...

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  20. Stephen Strasburg Will 'Ease Into' 2014

    Stephen Strasburg, a big piece of the Nationals ' near and long term future, spoke to MLB .com recently on his plan for the upcoming season...

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  21. Nate McLouth Comfortable with Role, Excited to Join Nationals

    A few more Nationals position players trickled into Viera early this afternoon, which is something Manager Matt Williams does not take lightly...

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  22. Bryce Harper 'full Go' to Start Nationals Spring Training

    In the wake of November surgery to clear the bursitis out of his left knee, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will have no restrictions as the team begins full workouts next week, Manager Matt Williams said...

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  23. Lobaton Feels Right at Home in Nats Clubhouse

    Jose Lobaton sat at his hastily constructed locker inside Space Coast Stadium, his No. 59 jersey not yet hung, his nameplate thrown together in the wake of Thursday's trade with the Rays ...

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  24. Christian Garcia Is Healthy, and He Hopes to Stay That Way

    Last year, Christian Garcia's spring training lasted roughly one half of a bullpen session. The oft-injured right-hander envisioned a glorious 2013 season, a follow-up to his breakout 2012, as he snapped curveballs and rifled fastballs...

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  25. Nats Give RHP Roenicke Minor League Deal

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Josh Roenicke for a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training...

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