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Out of options, Moore looks to secure roster spot

Out of options, Moore looks to secure roster spot

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
Nationals first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore is out of Minor League options, so this spring could be his last chance to show the team that he belongs on the Major League roster.
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  • Werth joins Nats workout, not at 100 percent

    Werth joins Nats workout, not at 100 percent

    ESPN.com MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is back on the field, just not 100 percent yet.
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  • Throwback Thursday: Banned from baseball for drug abuse

    Throwback Thursday: Banned from baseball for drug abuse

    washingtonpost.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    Spring training bliss isn’t supposed to be stifled so soon, not even momentarily. Teams and players and fans aren’t supposed to be reminded of the game’s less warm-and-sunny narratives before most teams have their first full squad workouts. The National…
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  • On Baseball: Max Scherzer Is Thinking Big. His $210 Million Con…

    On Baseball: Max Scherzer Is Thinking Big. His $210 Million Contract Is a Start.

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    Scherzer, the 2013 A.L. Cy Young Award winner, is focused on improving after joining the Nationals, who gave him the largest free-agent pitching contract in major league history.
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  • Striving to improve, Rendon ready to take over third base

    Striving to improve, Rendon ready to take over third base

    MLB.com Feb 25 (2 days ago)
    Anthony Rendon finds it amazing that he is replacing Ryan Zimmerman at third base, because while growing up in Houston, Rendon admired Zimmerman from afar. Zimmerman, who is the face of the Nationals, is moving across the diamond, replacing Adam LaRoche…
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  • Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

    Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors camp

    MLB.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)
    The curious case of Trea Turner took another twist Tuesday when the Padres' 2014 first-round Draft pick arrived in Peoria, a surprise addition to big league camp. Turner is purportedly the player to be named and sent to the Nationals in the three-team t…
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  • Could MASN dispute cause the Orioles to lose their Washington f…

    Could MASN dispute cause the Orioles to lose their Washington fans?

    washingtonpost.com Feb 23 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Nationals returned to the nation’s capital 10 years ago and the team’s youngest fans can’t remember a time when the District didn’t have a baseball team. But for those who had to choose the next closest team to support during in-between y…
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  • Desmond plans to 'enjoy every single day' with Nationals

    Desmond plans to 'enjoy every single day' with Nationals

    MLB.com Feb 23 (4 days ago)
    Nothing is going to foul up shortstop Ian Desmond's mood this season. Desmond is a free agent after this season and vows there will be no distractions as far as contract talks with the Nationals are concerned.
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  • Coming off career year, catalyst Span seeks more

    Coming off career year, catalyst Span seeks more

    MLB.com Feb 22 (5 days ago)
    Denard Span is coming off one of his best seasons, leading the Nationals in batting average (.302) and setting career highs in hits (184) and stolen bases (31). He said he has more to accomplish. Span wants to become an All-Star for the first time and s…
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  • Max Scherzer aims to improve and evolve in 2015

    Max Scherzer aims to improve and evolve in 2015

    yahoo.com Feb 22 (5 days ago)
    Where does Max Scherzer go from here after winning the American League Cy Young award in 2013 and signing a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals in January? Upwards and onwards, according to the man himself. With an emphasis o…
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  • Rotation shakeup won't change Roark's preparation

    Rotation shakeup won't change Roark's preparation

    MLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    Tanner Roark was the presumed odd man out of the Nationals' starting rotation once the team acquired Max Scherzer during the offseason, but the Nats have told him to continue to prepare as a starter this spring.
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  • Zimmermann focused on 2015, not contract status

    Zimmermann focused on 2015, not contract status

    MLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    Jordan Zimmermann has heard all of the trade rumors, and he's heading into the final season of his contract with the Nationals, but he doesn't want his pending free-agency to be a distraction for him or his teammates.
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  • Nationals exercise manager Williams' option

    Nationals exercise manager Williams' option

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    The Washington Nationals have exercised their 2016 option on manager Matt Williams' contract.
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  • Who will start for the Nationals on Opening Day?

    Who will start for the Nationals on Opening Day?

    MLB.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)
    Washington has built a starting rotation that was already being deemed historic before anyone arrived for Spring Training. And with a plethora of aces at his disposal, Nats manager Matt Williams will have to decide who will take the ball on Opening Day.
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  • Scherzer arrives, says goal is to get better

    Scherzer arrives, says goal is to get better

    MLB.com Feb 20
    Right-hander Max Scherzer entered the Nationals' clubhouse on Friday morning and was just trying to fit in. On Friday, he called clubhouse and equipment manager Mike Wallace his best friend. The man who is lovingly known as Wally showed Scherzer how to …
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  • Lightsaber-wielding Aaron Barrett can’t wait for the Nationals’…

    Lightsaber-wielding Aaron Barrett can’t wait for the Nationals’ Star Wars Day

    Ah, spring training. A time for ballplayers to shake off the rust and work off the pounds of an offseason spent sitting around and indulging in ice cream, unless you’re Heath Bell. It’s also a time to show off new facial hair and wield a lightsaber, as …
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  • Janssen using spring to adjust to life in National League

    Janssen using spring to adjust to life in National League

    MLB.com Feb 19
    New Nationals reliever Casey Janssen reported to a new Spring Training home for the first time in his career, after spending his first eight seasons with the Blue Jays. "I'm still learning names, stumbling over names, trying to figure out which fie…
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  • Holy cow, you gotta see Danny Espinosa's mustache

    Holy cow, you gotta see Danny Espinosa's mustache

    Danny Espinosa may not win the Washington Nationals' starting second base job, that's why they traded for Yunel Escobar, but Espinosa probably has the offseason mustache-growing contest on lock. Look how he reported to Nats training camp Thursday: Danny…
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  • Gio can't hide excitement to be part of Nats' rotation

    Gio can't hide excitement to be part of Nats' rotation

    MLB.com Feb 18
    Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez walked in the Nationals' clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium on Wednesday. One could see the excitement in his face as he prepared to work out. Gonzalez talked about how eager he is to be part of the rotation that include…
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  • Nationals and Dodgers top win total over/under betting list

    Nationals and Dodgers top win total over/under betting list

    yahoo.com Feb 17
    It's no surprise to find the two World Series favorites, the Nationals and Dodgers, at the top of the MLB over/under win total betting list released on Monday by online sportsbook Bovada. The number for both teams is 92½ wins. Last season Washington won…
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  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.
  • Video - Keith Law's Rising Prospects To Watch 02:16

    Keith Law's Rising Prospects To Watch

    Feb 2
    Keith Law offers up a trio of names that are lower on his Top 100 list but who could rise very quickly this season.
  • Video - Nats' Werth Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving 01:47

    Nats' Werth Pleads Guilty To Reckless Driving

    Jan 29
    Washington Post reporter Justin Jouvenal discusses the Nationals' Jayson Werth's guilty plea for reckless driving, and why the court has allowed the outfielder to serve his time on weekends.
  • Video - Keith Law's Rising Prospects To Watch 02:16

    Keith Law's Rising Prospects To Watch

    Jan 29
    Keith Law offers up a trio of names that are lower on his Top 100 list but who could rise very quickly this season.

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