Nationals Spring Training 2014

Nats Option Kobernus and Leon Out; 5th Starter?


The Nationals optioned Jeff Kobernus and Sandy Leon out, to Triple-A and Double-A, respectively, and with the latest moves left only the battle for the fifth spot in the 2014 rotation unsettled. So...

Nats Sign Frandsen, Place Ohlendorf On 60-Day DL


The Washington Nationals confirmed the deal with Kevin Frandsen which was widely-reported earlier this morning and announced this afternoon that they placed 31-year-old right-hander Ross Ohlendorf...

Nationals Reportedly Sign Infielder Kevin Frandsen


After the latest series of roster moves on Tuesday, the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports, have signed veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen after the seven-year major leaguer opted...

Nationals' Latest Moves: 3 To Triple-A, 2 Released


The Washington Nationals announced a number of roster moves this afternoon. Ryan Mattheus, Xavier Cedeno and Tyler Moore were optioned to Triple-A. Jamey Carroll and Chris Young were released and...

Nationals Release Veteran Catcher Chris Snyder


The Nationals announced tonight that they released 33-year-old, 10-year veteran Chris Snyder tonight, who became expendable after the Nats traded for 29-year-old Jose Lobaton earlier this winter....

Taylor Jordan Talks Battle For 5th Rotation Spot


Taylor Jordan got another strong start in this afternoon, making Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams' decision a tough one as he tries to decide if Jordan or right-hander Tanner Roark is...

Nationals Rumors: On Desmond and the "$90M Offer"

43's Jon Heyman wrote on Sunday night that his sources told him Washington Nationals' shortstop Ian Desmond turned down a multi-year offer believed to be worth somewhere around $90M this...

Williams On Sleepless Nights and Roster Decisions


Nationals manager Matt Williams has some difficult decisions to make in the next week, before the Nats' season opener with the New York Mets in Citi Field. He talked this weekend about wanting to...

Fister & Williams on Fister's Second Spring Start


Nationals' skipper Matt Williams said Doug Fister came through his second start of the spring fine. The Nats' 30-year-old starter pitched in a Grapefruit League game for the first time in 20 days...

"I just see a guy that understands how to hit..."


Nationals' catcher Wilson Ramos is 11 for 31 so far this spring, and Nats' skipper Matt Williams told reporters this week that the big 26-year-old backstop has been impressive behind the plate as...


Aaron Barrett Still in the Mix For the Nats' Pen


With just 10 days to go before the Nats' season opener in Citi Field, Aaron Barrett remains in the mix for the final spot in the bullpen. "He's one of the guys that we're certainly keeping a close...

Matt Williams on Ross Detwiler, Nats' Reliever


Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams made the tough decision to move Ross Detwiler into a bullpen role earlier this week and after the 28-year-old lefty's first relief appearances, the new...

Walters, Garcia, Ohlendorf Optioned To Triple-A...


Zach Walters was crushing at the plate in Grapefruit League action, and he was reportedly not happy to learn he was optioned to Triple-A today, but the Washington Nationals made that announcement...

Stephen Strasburg Named Nats' Opening Day Starter


It's not much of a surprise, but Nationals' Manager Matt Williams made the official announcement tonight, naming 25-year-old right-hander Stephen Strasburg the Nats' Opening Day starter for Game 1...

Davey Johnson on Tanner Roark vs Taylor Jordan...


It's Matt Williams who will have to make the tough decision on which pitcher ends up in the fifth spot in the rotation at the start of the 2014 campaign, but former Nationals' manager Davey Johnson...

Detwiler to Bullpen According to Matt Williams


Ross Detwiler started Spring Training as a candidate for the fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation, but new Nats' skipper Matt Williams told reporters today that the 28-year-old, 2007 1st Round...

Souza, Perez To AAA SYR, Solis To AA Harrisburg...


The Nationals optioned outfielders Steven Souza and Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse this morning, and optioned left-handed reliever Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg. Other players reassigned were...

Nats Option Purke, Taylor To Double-A, Reassign 4


Michael Taylor and Matt Purke are both on the Washington Nationals' 40-Man Roster. They were both optioned to Double-A Harrisburg today and the Nats reassigned four pitchers to minor league camp as...

"The HR? I hung it. Hung the heck out of it."


Washington Nationals' right-hander Tanner Roark made his third Grapefruit League appearance this afternoon. Roark went 3 1/3 innings in today's 10-9 loss to the Houston Astros. Afterwards he talked...

Matt Williams Talks Getting To Know Bryce Harper


Washington's skipper Matt Williams talked on Tuesday about getting to know the Nationals' 2010 no.1 overall pick Bryce Harper as each of them prepare for the 2014 campaign. Can Harper reach the...

Felipe Rivero Optioned To AA; A.J. Cole Reassigned


The Washington Nationals announced two more roster moves this morning, optioning 22-year-old lefty Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg and optioning A.J. Cole to minor league camp after each...

Nats' RHP Taylor Jordan Quietly Makes His Case


So much of the conversation about the Nats' fifth starter has focused on the presumed incumbent Ross Detwiler versus the out-of-nowhere 2013 success story Tanner Roark. But Taylor Jordan is quietly...

"Threw fine. He feels good." - Williams on Fister


Matt Williams told reporters after learning that a flat ground throwing session for Washington Nationals' starter Doug Fister went well. Fister was diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow...

Zimmermann & Williams Talk About Start vs Yankees


Nationals' right-hander Jordan Zimmermann threw four scoreless and hitless innings against the New York Yankees this afternoon in Grapefruit League action. After the start, the 27-year-old pitcher...

Nationals' RHP Doug Fister To Throw On Flat Ground


After the initial panic in NatsTown upon hearing that new Nationals' starter Doug Fister was sidelined with inflammation in his right elbow, the news has been relatively positive and on Monday...

The Nats' Big-Swinging Left-Handed 1B Prospect


Matt Skole was reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday. Baseball America ranked Skole as the no.4 overall prospect in Washington's organization for 2014. The 24-year-old first/third baseman will...

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