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Nationals News: MacDougal is Back Edition!

  Although the spring is almost over, Mike Rizzo is still making moves, bringing back Mike MacDougal after he was released by the Marlins this spring. I'm very glad to see that he isn't becoming complacent, and this seems to be a fairly low-risk signing.

Nationals News

  The Nats have told Adam Dunn that he won't get a contract extension, no matter his offensive numbers, if he doesn't learn to play first base.

  Livan Hernandez, pitching to the tune of a 2.25 ERA this spring, is likely to make the club when the rotation is finalized this weekend. The 35-year-old Hernandez picked up raquetball in the offseason, and was in shape at the start of camp because of it.

  Chien-Ming Wang was scheduled for a bullpen session on Wednesday, but was unable to throw because of a sore shoulder. It isn't considered serious.

More news, and a funny Milton Bradley quote, after the jump...

  Starting in an intrasquad minors game, Stephen Strasburg pitched 4 1/3 innings, struck out nine, gave up one hit and had zero earned runs.

  Mike Rizzo may pitch Stephen Strasburg in the April 3 exhibition with the Red Sox. I think that's a very good idea.

  Tony Paul says Stephen Strasburg is likely ready to pitch in the majors right now.

Non-Nationals News

  "If I was a musician, I'd be Kanye West." - Milton Bradley