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Wire Taps: Matt Wieters begins rehab today; Victor Robles injured; Max Scherzer steals, shuts out...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the Braves in D.C.

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As long as we’re being overly dramatic, we might as well predict that the Nationals will go 157-5 this year.

Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street:

Matt Wieters to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
The Potomac Nationals will have a heavyweight behind home, at least for the next few days. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that Pedro Severino's tenure in the majors is over.

Top prospect Victor Robles injured, exits game
Robles was expected to break through to the majors sooner rather than later, and, although initial X-Rays were negative, his whole arm turned in a way arms aren't supposed to, so the immediate future isn't looking good.

It’s early but fair to wonder: Will Nationals bullpen be good enough?
When Brandon Kintzler struggles, then you can see how shallow things get directly after the "big three." Shawn Kelley and Matt Grace have impressed thus far, but Kelley can only pitch so many times in a season, and Grace isn't all too proven yet.

Nationals' Matt Wieters to begin rehab stint in Potomac
“We want him to get some at-bats and he’s good with it," Manager Dave Martinez said Monday.

Max Scherzer pitches shutout, steals a base
Max Scherzer had a bit of a night. Watch out, Shohei Ohtani, because Max Scherzer's the first triple-threat — a base-stealing, single-hitting ace!

Recalculating Player Value: Jansen, Turner, & Weaver
Apparently, you may be less wise than you thought to have Trea in your fantasy lineup.

Despite his rough start, Martinez sees Michael A. Taylor building on at-bats
Michael A. Taylor hasn't gotten into a groove yet, but instead of strikeouts and weak grounders, he’s been lining out and hitting deep flyouts. That's improvement enough for Davey Martinez this early in the season.

Top prospect Robles leaves Triple-A game with apparent arm injury
The Nationals chose not to release an update until today.

Nationals prospect Victor Robles exits with elbow injury after awkward landing
Robles was in pain, and it certainly didn't look good.

Today’s Game: Braves vs. Nationals — 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Stephen Strasburg