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Wire Taps: Nationals’ reliever Koda Glover injured; Bryan Harper looks to crack team; Getting angry gets team over the hump

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news from West Palm Beach, FL, where they’ll be playing baseball by the end of the week...

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Position players report today!

Games start this Friday!

IT’S. HAPPENING.

Here’s what’s fresh from the, uh, Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Yeesh.

Koda Glover dealing with shoulder soreness
IT'S FINE, THE FIRST INJURY OF THE SEASON ONLY TOOK THREE DAYS

WHAT OTHER TEAM WOULD THIS HAPPEN TO?

WHAT OTHER TEAM?

Washington Nationals reliever Koda Glover shut down due to shoulder soreness
Koda Glover missed most of last season with a rotator cuff injury, then pushed himself this offseason. Now he can't throw without feeling pain in his inflamed right shoulder. Hey, at least he told the team!

Bryan Harper looks to make name beyond Bryce
Bryan Harper had it all lined up: He would debut at the end of 2016 and start making his way towards becoming a regular in 2017. Then Tommy John happened. Now, he's looking at the same idea, just on a two-year delayed timescale.

Boswell: The Nationals long have been patient. It might be time to get angry.
The Nats have been talking about "the hump" since 2013. Now that they know that the core as they know it has an expiration date — of this October — there could be a sense of urgency that pushes them into the World Series. Otherwise, next season begins with the question: How in the name of all that's holy did they waste that window?

Washington Nationals' Joe Ross hopes for August return after Tommy John surgery
Until then, the Nats need some fifth starter of some sort — but that quick of a return would be great for both Ross and the team.

Ross throwing again, looking to return by late summer
Joe Ross thinks he can contribute to the Nationals' 2018 run, starting around August, and can throw the ball from about 75 feet currently.

Bryan Harper out to join Bryce on the Nats
Despite being the elder (and supposedly cooler, if you're asking him) brother, Bryan is less known and a longshot to make the roster. With only one guaranteed year left with the Nats for Bryce, the two have just 162 games to accomplish their goal of playing together in the bigs.

Sandy Alderson: Tebow will play in the big leagues
Folks, Mets-Nats may have an added layer this September.