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Strasburg on schedule

Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg gave reporters an update Tuesday on his rehabilitation progress from Tommy John surgery last Sept. 3.

The 22-year-old has been at the team’s extended spring training complex in Viera, Fla. for weeks. … Continue reading

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Nats roll dice on TCU pitcher Matt Purke

The Nats were thrilled with their first three picks in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. But after forfeiting their second-round pick for signing outfielder Jayson Werth, their second day of drafting didn’t begin until pick No. 96.

Af… Continue reading

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Nats tab Kentucky RHP Alex Meyer, Miami-Dade OF Brian Goodwin

After selecting Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with their first pick in Monday’s Major League Baseball draft, the Nationals were far from finished. Next up was right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer (University of Kentucky), the No. 23 overall pick. Few … Continue reading

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Nats select Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon

The Nationals have selected Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with the No. 6 pick in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Monday evening. [More first-round Nationals coverage]

The Rice third baseman is an elite hitting prospect. But in… Continue reading

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Previewing Nats’ MLB draft options

Will be out at Nationals Park tonight for the Major League Baseball draft. Big night for Mike Rizzo and company as they add another high pick to the farm system and also have No. 23 and No. 34, the first pick in the sandwich round. Check out our prev… Continue reading

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Sophomore suffering

Brian McNally

For baseball’s sake, you hope it is just a fluke. But for now the league isn’t reaping the benefits of last year’s brillia… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 2-1 win over Phillies

Nats 2, Phillies 1

Nothing makes a cross-country flight go smoother than a couple of wins against the four-time defending division champions. The Nats, now headed to Phoenix for the start of an 11-game West Coast road trip, were in some dire straits e… Continue reading

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Rookie Espinosa learning the ropes

His Nationals teammates insist that second baseman Danny Espinosa is flying under the radar around Major League Baseball. If the 24-year-old keeps this up that won’t continue much longer. Despite a .217 batting average, Espinosa is doing plenty right… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 10-2 win over Phillies

Nats 10, Phillies 2

Maybe they should have a meeting every day. Just after batting practice ended, Mike Wallace – the clubhouse manager at Nationals Park – yelled for media and any assorted guests and visitors to clear the room. The Nats had busin… Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Phillies, 5/31/11

Nats (22-30) vs. Phillies (33-20)

What – Game #54

Where – Nationals Park

When – 7:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

No rest for the weary. The Nats have lost three in a row and 13 of 17 games and get Phillies starter Cliff … Continue reading

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