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Wire Taps: Adam Eaton moving deliberately towards return; Trea Turner wants to make difference; Nationals’ TOOTBLANs are OK...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before this afternoon’s Grapefruit League game with the Marlins...

MLB: Spring Training-Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Nationals did not win yesterday. They did not lose yesterday either. They did, however play a game. Do you see the issue here?

Here’s the scoop from South Florida.

Trea Turner wants to be a difference-maker again for the Nationals
Trea Turner was game-changing in 2016. In 2017, he could have been game-changing had he gotten on base. With some help from Kevin Long, Trea thinks he can replicate his 2016 form.

Daniel Murphy making small steps in recovery
Although he's made some strides (literally) since camp began, Murphy probably won't be ready for Opening Day. That said, he can run and field grounders, which is a plus?

Adam Eaton readies for Opening Day return
Slow and steady wins the race. At least, if you ask Adam Eaton, that's probably the answer you'd get regarding his recovery.

Dave Martinez is happy Nationals are being aggressive with their base running
The Grapefruit League is an exhibition league for a reason: It's a chance for players to work out the kinks, take some risks, and make some mistakes. In other words, this early on, Dave Martinez is happy to take chances.

Adam Eaton’s return is ‘coming along.’ But the Nationals aren’t rushing it.
Adam Eaton is participating in nearly every event save one: actual games. However, he thinks that being more methodical and preparing to return for good, instead of hastily, is the ideal method.

Nats manager Martinez preaches aggressive baserunning
Dave Martinez doesn't just want Trea Turner and Adam Eaton — everyone from Matt Adams to Anthony Rendon is in play.

Please, please ignore Spring Training stats
2017: Here comes Jhonatan Solano to take the starting catching job! Ladies and gentlemen, your Opening Day first baseman, Brandon Snyder!

Today’s Game: Nationals vs. Marlins — 1:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Odrisamer Despaigne