Washington Nationals righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Houston Astros because of inflammation in his elbow.Upvote Share TweetNationals 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Spring Training mind games? Definitely, maybeMLB.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)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?Upvote Share TweetStephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Robertson Scoreless Inning as Yanks Beat Nats 4-2nytimes.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth inning Monday in his first appearance as the Yankees' new closer in New York's 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)Wearing a full No. 12 uniform from stirrups to hat, Joe Namath laughed and smiled as he hung out with Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson and served as Joe Girardi's "co-manager" for the New York Yankees' game against the Washington Nationals on Monday.Upvote Share TweetDoug Fister struck out the first two batters he faced in his spring debut with Washington, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-3 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Williams not concerned with Espinosa's startMLB.com Updated Mar 2 (5 days ago)Nationals manager Matt Williams said he isn't concerned about infielder Danny Espinosa, who is 0-for-5 in two games to start the spring. In fact, Williams went so far as to say that he likes Espinosa's approach at the plate.Upvote Share TweetYou've probably heard the phrase "scoring runs in bunches" before. On Saturday, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals took that to the extreme, combining for 31 runs in the span of four innings. The flurry started with the Braves plating…Upvote Share Tweet
Davis Hits Long Home Run as Mets Lose to Nats 5-4nytimes.com Updated Feb 28 (7 days ago)Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 5-4 Friday in the first spring training game for both teams.Upvote Share Tweet
Answer Man: Bryce Harper talks clown questions, cage fighting, Tyler Clippard's goggles and being the next face of MLByahoo.com Updated Feb 28Few players have come to Major League Baseball and performed as well as Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals has at such an early age. The National League's Rookie of the Year at age 19, a two-time All-Star by age 20, Harper's career so far compares…Upvote Share Tweet
Nats not rushing Strasburg's spring debutESPN.com Updated Feb 26Stephen Strasburg says he's "ready to rock." Even so, the Washington Nationals aren't rushing his spring debut.Upvote Share Tweet
Peterson's big league dream leads to Nats campMLB.com Updated Feb 26When Denard Span walked into the Nationals' clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium for the first time this spring and saw Brock Peterson, he had no idea about the road that his former Minor League teammate had traveled to get there.Upvote Share Tweet
With talent in place, Nats should make postseason runMLB.com Updated Feb 25The Nationals should be better than they were in 2013. They should be better if players perform to their career norms and if good health is the order of the day. On the surface, the very least that should be expected is a season in which they are consta…Upvote Share Tweet
Nats relievers don goggles for Tyler Clippardwashingtonpost.com Updated Feb 25Next up in my never-ending coverage of Nationals bobbleheads: Nats relievers don goggles in support of Tyler Clippard’s fan’s choice candidacy. Via a Nats Instagram video. Previously: * Nats announce bobblehead giveaways * Nats explain their 175,000 bob…Upvote Share Tweet
Sneak preview of Doug Fister’s stadium announcementwashingtonpost.com Updated Feb 24MLB Network had some of the league’s stadium announcer’s record their introductions to new players, and Nationals PA announcer Jerome Hruska offered his Doug Fister introduction. If you hit play and close your eyes, you can almost smell the hot dogs and…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Feb 23Rafael Montero will kick things off on Friday afternoon against the Nationals, followed by John Lannan on Saturday, Daisuke Matsuzaka on Sunday, Noah Syndergaard on Monday, Jon Niese on Tuesday and Bartolo Colon in a split-squad game on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Feb 23It's hard for Nationals catchers Wilson Ramos and Jose Lobaton to concentrate on baseball 24 hours a day. They are concerned about their families because of the violence and unrest in Venezuela.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 22KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Major league teams will each have at least five games this spring where managers can challenge plays as part of the major expansion of instant replay which begins this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Satisfied with extension, Zimmermann focused on '14MLB.com Updated Feb 21Chat with right-hander Jordan Zimmermann these days, and the last thing he wants to talk about is getting a long-term extension from the Nationals. As he puts it, he is more focused on getting ready for the 2014 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Strasburg Makes Spring Training DebutMar 4Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in the Nationals' 8-4 loss to the Braves.
Baseball Tonight Tour: NationalsFeb 20Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian report from Nationals spring training, where the team looks to improve behind its elite pitching.
Harper: 'I Feel Very Good'Feb 20Bryce Harper talks to Karl Ravech from Nationals spring training.
Winter Meetings RecapDec 12Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Buster Olney take a look at some of baseball's offseason storylines, including those that are unresolved coming out of the winter meetings.
NBA - True or false: Free agency decisionsMar 6Our 5-on-5 crew answers the key questions about whether top free agents will opt in or out in 2014 .
Don Banks: Raiders, Steelers among AFC front offices under pressure this o…Mar 6As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
Don Banks: Cowboys, Rams among NFC front offices under pressure this offse…Mar 4As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
The Tuesday MailbagMar 4Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…