3/6/2014 | McLouth talks with MLB.com about career resurgence
The Nationals improved their bench this offseason by signing Nate McLouth, who talked with MLB.com about his new club and resurrecting his career in 2013.
3/6/2014 | Ohlendorf exits spring debut with back spasms
Ross Ohlendorf's Spring Training debut on Thursday night ended with yet another frustrating injury, this time spasms in his lower back. Washington's training staff will re-evaluate the 31-year-old hurler on Friday morning.
3/6/2014 | Williams not worried about Rendon, Espinosa
Despite the early struggles of Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon, there is not much concern with either.
3/6/2014 | Nationals expect Gonzalez to arrive on Friday
Reliever Mike Gonzalez, who signed a Minor League deal on Tuesday, is expected to join the Nationals on Friday in Viera, Fla.
3/5/2014 | Walters begins seeing work at second base
Before Tuesday, infielder Zach Walters hadn't played second base since he joined the Nationals in 2011. Walters, who plays shortstop and third base, is trying to make the 25-man roster as a backup infielder, and was told to begin working at second on Tuesday.
3/5/2014 | Desmond working on opposite-field approach
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond started Wednesday's 11-5 victory over the Mets and went 1-for-2, including an opposite-field home run in the third inning off left-hander Adam Kolarek.
3/5/2014 | Gio feeling strong after outing against Mets
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez started his first game of the spring and looked sharp in an 11-5 victory over the Mets on Wednesday. He pitched two shutout innings and allowed a hit.
3/5/2014 | Nats crush four homers to top split-squad Mets
The Nationals scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to top the Mets, 11-5, at Space Coast Stadium on Wednesday afternoon and snap a two-game losing streak.
3/5/2014 | Williams pleased with Espinosa's approach
Although Danny Espinosa is 0-for-10 to start the spring, manager Matt Williams is satisfied with his approach at the plate.
3/5/2014 | Bullpen sessions up next for Mattheus
Ryan Mattheus, who hasn't pitched in a game because of inflammation in his chest, played catch from 60 feet the past two days and hopes to start having bullpen sessions within a week.
3/5/2014 | Nationals keep farm system stocked in offseason
The Nationals sent away a couple of prospects for proven big leaguers Doug Fister and Jose Lobaton this offseason, but that didn't stop them from replenishing their MLB Pipeline. Jonathan Mayo checks in from camp and unveils the team's Top 20 Prospects list.
3/5/2014 | How do Nats' top prospects fit Washington's needs?
The Nationals are very well established with both position and pitching depth. Though it's unlikely any prospects will crack the Opening Day roster, Washington is well prepared for the future.
3/4/2014 | Strasburg brings new pitch, renewed focus into '14
With a new pitch -- a slider -- and renewed focus, Stephen Strasburg is aiming to lead Washington back to the postseason.
3/4/2014 | Storen settles in after shaky start to debut
Although the result was not ideal, Drew Storen is pleased with his first spring outing of 2014.
3/4/2014 | Strasburg shows no rust in first spring start
Stephen Strasburg breezed through his first spring start, but Atlanta's Phil Gosselin foiled Matt Williams' defensive shift with a three-run triple in the eighth inning that gave the Braves an 8-4 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.
3/4/2014 | Spring Training mind games? Definitely, maybe
The Braves and Nationals will meet many times during the regular season, potentially with a lot on the line. So, does gamesmanship come into play during these Spring Training tuneups between division rivals?
3/4/2014 | Gonzalez returns to Nats on Minor League deal
Mike Gonzalez will return to the Nationals after signing a Minor League deal with the club on Tuesday. Gonzalez, 35, recorded a 4.68 ERA in 75 appearances as a member of the Brewers last season and joins the fray as a contender for one of Washington's final bullpen spots.
3/4/2014 | Werth 'good to go' against Mets
Jayson Werth (strained right biceps) will be in the lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Mets. Manager Matt Williams said on Tuesday that the veteran is "good to go."
3/4/2014 | Williams experiments with defensive shift
Though the move didn't work in the Nationals' favor, Matt Williams has no regrets over experimenting with a defensive shift against the Braves in which right fielder Steven Souza was brought in to serve as a fifth infielder.
3/3/2014 | Vettleson prides himself on 'team first' attitude
Outfield prospect Drew Vettleson wants to show the Nationals that he is not only one of their top prospects, but a great teammate.
3/3/2014 | Walters connects on first homer of the spring
Zach Walters put Washington on the board in the fifth with a solo homer, his first of the spring, after starter Ross Detwiler allowed four runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.
3/3/2014 | Despite result, Detwiler pleased with start
Considering the fact that Monday was the first time Ross Detwiler had faced Major League players since going on the disabled list last July, he couldn't help but feel pleased with his performance, abbreviated and rocky though it was.
3/3/2014 | Roark out to show he's no one-summer wonder
Tanner Roark would like to prove to the Nationals and to the baseball world that last summer's performance was no fluke.
3/3/2014 | Strasburg to throw two innings in spring debut
Stephen Strasburg, who is coming off October surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, will make his 2014 spring debut on Tuesday against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
3/3/2014 | Williams ready to help Nats put poetry in motion
It is very early, but Matt Williams is already demonstrating a knowledge of the necessary structure of baseball, along with a sense of the game's poetry in his first year as Washington's skipper. That is already an impressive range.
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