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  • • Rich Hill says blister almost healed, will throw to hitters Saturday
    The drastic (and gross) measures to heal a persistent blister issue seem to have worked for Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill.According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Hill says his blister has almost healed and he will throw to hitters on Saturday.The 38-year-old dealt with a nagging blister for much of last season and the problem persiste...
  • • What was going on when birthday boy Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut?
    Thursday, May 24 marks the 45th birthday of Texas Rangers right-hander, Bartolo Colon. A child born on April 4, 1997, the day of Colon’s MLB debut, can legally drink in the United States.When Colon debuted, MLB was a 28-team league (the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays began play the next year). The Washington Nationals were still the Montre...
  • • 10 most intimidating pitchers in MLB today
    Some MLB pitchers already stand on the rubber with a significant psychological advantage over opposing hitters. Whether because of their size, demeanor or just their pure stuff, they make every at-bat a tremendous challenge that’s a cut above the rest.Stepping into the batter’s box can already feel intimidating. Even for the eldest of MLB veterans,...
  • • Twitter gushes over Willy Adames homering in first MLB game
    For the second day in a row, a highly touted prospect has hit a home run for his first MLB hit. On Monday, it was Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames homered in his first game, taking Chris Sale deep. The long ball drew reactions from Twitter. — tylergilbert (@tylergilbert4) May 23, 2018 The ...
  • • New front-runners emerging in Bryce Harper sweepstakes?
    Bryce Harper’s foray into free agency will not come for some time but that has not stopped frantic speculation concerning what comes next in the Washington Nationals superstar slugger’s career. Amid the endless conjecture comes a new theory as to which teams currently are the front-runners and likeliest to come out the big winner next offseason in ...
  • • Juan Soto's first MLB hit was a home run
    The Washington Nationals would hand 19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto his first Major League start Monday night. And goodness, did he ever repay their good faith. Before his debut, Soto would need just 31 games in A-ball before moving up to Double-A Harrisburg. But injuries would sort of force the Nationals hand a bit, calling him up after just eigh...
  • • 19-year-old Juan Soto hits 3-run home run on first MLB hit, Twitter explodes
    The Washington Nationals called up 19-year-old phenom Juan Soto on Sunday. On Monday, he was appearing in his first MLB game, and for his very first MLB hit, he launched an opposite-field three-run homer. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! JUAN SOTO'S FIRST @MLB HIT IS A 3-RUN HR! pic.twitter.com/lj7yMycCgT— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 21, 2018 This yo...
  • • Nationals place Ryan Madson on DL with pectoral injury
    The Washington Nationals have had some trouble with the back end of their bullpen this season, and those problems could be magnified if Ryan Madson is forced to miss an extended period.Madson was unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers because of a sore pectoral muscle, and Nationals manager Dave Martinez confirmed after the g...
  • • Twitter reacts to 19-year-old Juan Soto being promoted to majors
    The Washington Nationals have some experience with promoting teenagers up to the big stage. Following in Bryce Harper’s footsteps, Juan Soto, 19, is now the youngest player in MLB after being called up on Sunday. The young man clearly has the game to make the leap. Still, it’s pretty astonishing to see such a young man being promoted. Here are some...
  • • Rich Hill likely out a month with latest blister issue
    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill is expected to miss at least a month due to ongoing blister problems.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Sunday that Hill would head to the disabled list, and there is at least a four week timetable for his return. The Dodgers are focused on giving Hill time to fully heal, as he has long struggled with blist...
  • • Rich Hill could miss extended time with latest blister issue
    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill left Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals after throwing just two pitches, and the injury that knocked him out could keep him on the shelf for an extended period of time.Hill has dealt with blisters for the past several seasons, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the latest is particular...
  • • Howie Kendrick out for the season with ruptured Achilles
    Howie Kendrick’s 2018 MLB season is over.The Washington Nationals second baseman/left fielder suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon on Saturday. He is set to undergo surgery on Monday.Kendrick suffered the injury when he was tracking down a fly ball at the warning track on Saturday against the Dodgers. Kendrick said he didn’t even realize he had suf...
  • • Nats calling up top prospect Juan Soto
    The Washington Nationals are losing some ground in the NL East, and now they are turning to some fresh blood in the hopes of stopping their skid.Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reported on Saturday that the Nats are calling up top outfield prospect Juan Soto, who is expected to join them for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 19-year-old ...
  • • WATCH: Nationals' Bryce Harper sporting eyeglasses for first time in career
    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper sported a new look during Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harper wore clear glasses during his first at-bat. According to The Washington Post in 2011, Harper started wearing contact lenses after Nationals’ team doctor Keith Smithson prescribed them to him following an eye test. Smithson ...
  • • An Endurance Test: After Rainouts, the Yankees Had to Camp Out at an Airport
    Mechanical issues, labor issues and hotel issues left the team stranded at Dulles airport after its two-game series with the Washington Nationals was washed out....

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Top news - Washington Nationals

  • • NLCS rubber match? Stacking up Cubs, LA
    So many things can get in the way -- randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League -- meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage....
  • • NLCS rubber match? Stacking up Cubs, LA
    So many things can get in the way -- randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League -- meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage....
  • • Mattingly to Harper: Mind your own dugout
    Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper should not be critiquing Miami's offseason moves....
  • • 15 prospects to watch closely in 2018
    At some point this season, the Washington Nationals are going to pencil center fielder Victor Robles in their lineup and leave him there. This will be an important moment for the franchise, because Robles could be one of those special players that comes once a generation or so....
  • • Harper: Focus is on this year, not free agency
    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says his focus is on 2018....
  • • Strasburg might skip future All-Star games
    Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he might skip All-Star Games in the future because he thinks the change in routine for that event contributed to an injury last season....
  • • Natalie Garagiola, Edward Longosz III
    The bride and groom met when both were working for the Washington Nationals....
  • • This Date In Transactions History: November 23
    It was on this day in 1888 that the New York Giants arranged to sell future Hall-of-Famer John Montgomery Ward to the (NL’s original) Washington Nationals for $12K, then a record sum.  Whereas no-trade clauses give players control over their movement in today’s era, Ward had a simpler solution back in the 19th century —…...
  • • Sources: Kendrick agrees to deal with Nats
    Veteran utility man Howie Kendrick agreed to a two-year $7 million deal with the Washington Nationals....
  • • On Baseball: Bryce Harper Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Future, or the Past
    The Washington Nationals slugger is a pending free agent with a history of playoff failure, but he is demanding all of the focus to be on this season....
  • • Stephen Strasburg says he may skip future All-Star games due to injury concerns
    Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg believes the All-Star Game threw him off last season, and he doesn’t intend to let that happen again.Strasburg said Sunday that he may skip future All-Star appearances, feeling that his appearance this season threw him off his routine and led to arm issues after the break.“I think I felt like at the Al...
  • • Kendrick, Nats finalize $7 million, 2-year contract
    Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract....
  • • Report: Aaron Boone a candidate for Yankees' managerial job
    Looking for their next manager, the New York Yankees are reportedly turning their attention towards one of their former players, ESPN analyst Aaron Boone. The Yankees parted ways with Joe Girardi following their ALCS loss to the Houston Astros. Girardi had managed the team since 2008.Boone’s MLB career also included stints with the Cincinnati Reds,...
  • • Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism
    Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has taken issue with Bryce Harper’s criticism of his team’s offseason moves, telling the Washington Nationals superstar to “take care of your own dugout.”The Marlins, under the leadership of new co-owner and CEO Derek Jeter, essentially orchestrated a complete teardown of the organization, jettisoning star player...
  • • Why the Washington Nationals should target Jake Arrieta in free agency
    The Washington Nationals are a team that is ready to win now. With that being said, they seem to have trouble advancing past the National League Division Series each and every year. It is not a good look for the club, as they are mounting pressure on themselves and the city of Washington, D.C. to bring home a championship.Time is running out, howev...

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