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Wire Taps: Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman named NL PotM; Stephen Drew hitting, not running; Profiling Nats’ prospect Juan Soto

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before this afternoon’s series finale with the D-Backs.

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Jacob. Freaking. Turner.

On an unrelated note, please raise your (digital) hand if you knew that Turner was in the Nats’ organization on Opening Day.

Here’s what’s new at Nats Park.

Zimmerman named National League player of the month
And why shouldn't he have won? Ryan Zimmerman, at the tender age of 32, led baseball in almost, well, everything.

Drew is hitting, fielding, but not running
Stephen Drew is progressing towards a return, but hasn't really started to run yet, which is generally important when one is returning from a hamstring injury.

Prospect Profile: Juan Soto
The Nats signed Soto in July 2015 for only $1.5 million. Now, only 18 years old, Soto is tearing up Class-A Hagerstown.

What it means to be the next man up in the Nationals’ minor league system
Michael A. Taylor got bumped up to the starting center fielder's job, meaning Rafael Bautista came up to the show, meaning that Andrew Stevenson came to Triple-A.

P-Nats to give away Bryce Harper "gobblehead"
Half turkey, half... Bryce Harper?

Today’s Game: DBacks vs Nationals — 1:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Braden Shipley vs Max Scherzer