3/30/2015 | Rendon sees Dr. Andrews about ailing left knee
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon traveled to meet with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday in order to receive a second opinion on the sprained MCL in his left knee.
3/30/2015 | Nationals sign outfielder Johnson to Minor League deal
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo stayed busy on Monday, signing outfielder Reed Johnson to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Johnson will report to Nationals camp on Tuesday. If he makes the Major League team out of Spring Training, Johnson could earn $1 million, according to a baseball source.
3/30/2015 | Nationals acquire outfielder den Dekker from Mets
The Nationals acquired otufielder Matt den Dekker from the Mets in exchange for reliever Jerry Blevins on Monday afternoon.
3/30/2015 | Nationals' offense shows early life in loss to Cards
Ryan Zimmerman hit an RBI single in the Nationals' 6-2 loss to the Cardinals on Monday. Closer Drew Storen exited with an apparent injury.
3/30/2015 | Storen exits outing due to blister on toe
Nationals closer Drew Storen exited Monday's 6-2 loss to the Cardinals in the sixth inning with a blister on his right big toe.
3/30/2015 | Nationals send catcher Leon to Red Sox
The Nationals traded catcher Sandy Leon to the Red Sox for cash considerations, the club announced Monday morning.
3/30/2015 | Janssen dealing with rotator cuff tendinitis
Nationals reliever Casey Janssen is dealing with rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder, the results of his MRI revealed Monday.
3/30/2015 | Nationals to rely on inspired bench production early
The Nationals are looking to improve their numbers off the bench for the upcoming season after pinch-hitters posted a .143 average with five home runs, 18 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .243 in 2014.
3/30/2015 | Red Sox act quickly, acquire catcher Leon from Nationals
The Red Sox have acted quickly to fill their need at catcher, acquiring strong defender Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Monday.
3/29/2015 | Fister more in 'swing of things' despite rough outing
Right-hander Doug Fister had his rockiest outing of the spring during the Nationals' 11-7 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
3/29/2015 | Williams unhappy with Nats' shaky defense
The Nationals have played 26 games during Spring Training and have made 27 errors. Manager Matt Williams admitted that he was not pleased by the amount of errors the team has made this spring.
3/29/2015 | Janssen getting MRI on right shoulder
After watching his team defeat the Marlins, 11-7, on Sunday afternoon, manager Matt Williams announced that reliever Casey Janssen will have an MRI on his right shoulder on Monday.
3/29/2015 | Nats' big bats make up for Fister's rocky start
The Nationals and Marlins found themselves in a slugfest on Sunday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium. When it was over, it was the Nats who won the game, 11-7.
3/29/2015 | Rizzo confident in roster, sees opportunity for NRIs
Even though the Nationals are faced with their share of injuries, general manager Mike Rizzo said he is satisfied with the roster he has in place, and he doesn't see himself making trades before the start of Opening Day.
3/29/2015 | Injuries may force Williams to shuffle lineup
With the start of the season about a week away for the Nationals, manager Matt Williams will need a contingency plan in case some of his major players are not ready for Opening Day.
3/28/2015 | Strasburg shows rust from ankle sprain vs. Mets
Even though right-hander Stephen Strasburg is a bit behind the rest of the Nationals starters, he is not worried about how that may effect his preparation for the start of the regular season.
3/28/2015 | Strasburg, Nats' bullpen roughed up by Mets
Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs over four innings, the damage coming on back-to-back homers by Curtis Granderson and David Wright, as the Nationals fell 10-2 to the Mets.
3/28/2015 | Williams sets Nationals' rotation behind Scherzer
Ever since the Nationals signed Max Scherzer as a free agent during the offseason, the order of the team's starters has been an intriguing quandary. An argument could be made for each pitcher to be slotted anywhere in the rotation from one through five.
3/28/2015 | Werth takes first BP, but return date uncertain
Opening Day is 10 days away and Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth still doesn't know if he will be on the 25-man roster to start the season.
3/27/2015 | Contract status last thing on Zimmermann's mind
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is prepared to enter the 2015 season pitching in the final year of his contract. He has said he doesn't want to talk about his contract once the season starts, and he reiterated that point after the game.
3/27/2015 | Storen passes test in return from hand surgery
Nationals closer Drew Storen entered Friday's 1-1 tie with the Cardinals in the seventh inning, making his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game since he had a minor surgery to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. Naturally, the first batter Storen faced, second baseman Kolten Wong, hit a grounder to first base that forced the right-hander to cover first base and test out his left hand.
3/27/2015 | Zimmerman exits after diving stop at first
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman left Friday's 1-1 tie with the Cardinals in the third inning after making a diving stop in the first inning. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman "banged himself pretty good" while ranging to his left on a grounder hit by Randal Grichuk. Taking Zimmerman out of the game was strictly precautionary, according to Williams.
3/27/2015 | Zimmermann finds midseason form over six
Backing up much of the hype surrounding their pitching staff, the Nationals have continued to turn in stellar outing after stellar outing this spring. The latest came on Friday courtesy of right-hander Jordan Zimmmermann, who is on pace to be the team's No. 2 starter this season. Zimmermann surrendered one run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in six innings during a 1-1 tie with a split Cardinals squad. Zimmermann saw his Grapefruit League ERA rise incrementally to 1.37.
3/27/2015 | Rendon tries lateral jogging; Span progressing
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon did some light jogging in right field early Friday morning, with an emphasis on lateral movement to test his sprained left knee.
3/27/2015 | With sharper vision, Uggla has case to make Nats
After correcting an issue with his eyes in the offseason, Dan Uggla is tracking the ball better this spring. Entering Friday's game against the Cardinals, Uggla had more hits (10) and walks (7) than strikeouts (5) and was batting .323/.462/.581 overall. Yes, it is Spring Training and the sample size is small, but the Nationals are impressed with what they have seen from Uggla this month.
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