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Wire Taps: Fernando Rodney to the Nationals?; Stephen Strasburg injury not serious; "I would Papelbon Papelbon"

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Catch up on the latest Washington Nationals news, all in one place for your convenience...

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The west coast portion of the road trip is almost over; soon, the Nats will be playing at reasonable times. But tonight, the Nationals will get one last "Late-Night Nats" huzzah.

While you try to stay up, here's the news.

The Nationals should seriously consider acquiring Fernando Rodney
As annoying as some find the closer's celebration, he may fit in perfectly with the Nats... and won't cost an arm and a leg.

Nats don't think Strasburg's injury is serious
*Crosses fingers vigorously*

Former Mets GM: "I would Papelbon Papelbon"
Steve Phillips, the former GM of the New York Mets, suggests that the Nationals bring in a new closer to do to Papelbon what Papelbon did to Drew Storen, by moving the "D.C. Strangler" out of the closer's role.

Syndergaard moved back a spot in rotation
Why it matters? Terry Collins wants the dominant right hander to face the Nationals, who he was originally not going to face in the upcoming late-June series.

Okay, it's been a while now. Seriously, what's up with Bryce Harper?
Since Joe Maddon and the Cubs walked Harper 1.5 billion times, the right fielder has struggled. What's going on? Really?

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Dodgers - 10:10 PM (MASN2, ESPN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross (6-4, 3.13 ERA) vs Julio Urias (0-2, 4.50 ERA)