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Wire Taps: Nats acquire Sean Burnett; Ryan Zimmerman cleared of PED allegations; Man who integrated Senators

Catch up on the weekend that was in Washington Nationals news, all in one place, before the start of the home-and-home series with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Generally, five errors don't help you win a ballgame. Generally.

Here's the news from Oriole Park.

Nats acquire Sean Burnett
Burnett, who played a pivotal role on the 2012 Nationals, has returned to D.C., and may be up with the big-league club come September.

Ryan Zimmerman, Howard cleared of PED allegations
After Al Jazeera's documentary, "The Dark Side", claimed that both Zimmerman and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had used PEDs, MLB cleared both of the allegations.

The story of Carlos Paula, the man who integrated the Washington Senators
Carlos Paula, a Cuban outfielder who was error-prone in the field but exceptional at the plate, played two strong seasons in 1955 and 1956 for the Senators. The average fan may not have known it; writing in the local newspapers such as the Washington Post made Paula seem like a complete disaster, and spoke poorly of his intellectual ability.

Nats reinstate Zimmerman, Lobaton
Zimmerman and Lobaton returned on Saturday. Ryan Zimmerman, as he always seems to do, came off of the DL scorching hot, hitting a solo home run on the first pitch he saw.

Can we talk about this Ben Revere catch?
Ben Revere made yet another stellar defensive play in centerfield, this time robbing Freddie Freeman of a home run. A friendly reminder that Revere is 5'9.

Today's Game: Nationals vs Orioles - 7:05 PM (MASN 2, MLB Network, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 3.59 ERA) vs Dylan Bundy (6-4, 3.36 ERA)