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Wire Taps: Trea Turner tweets unearthed; Anthony Rendon on medical leave; Will Nationals buy or sell?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the two-game set with the Mets tomorrow night... and oh yeah, the non-waiver trade deadline tomorrow...

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So, yesterday wasn’t fun for anyone.

Here’s the news from Nats Park:

Nationals’ Trea Turner is the latest MLB player to have ugly tweets uncovered (WaPo)
Turner sent the tweets while he was playing at NC State. They included homophobic slurs and were deleted. Turner is a representative of MLB's anti-bullying initiative "Shred Hate."

Statements from Nationals, Trea Turner (MLB)
Turner has issued the following statement: "There are no excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter. I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly.

Trea Turner: Nationals shortstop's insensitive tweets unearthed (USA Today)
In this piece are pictures of Turner's offensive Tweets.

Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner apologizes after old homophobic tweets resurface (ESPN)
Mike Rizzo called the remarks “inexcusable.” They were the second such remarks unearthed from a major leaguer today, with the BravesSean Newcomb being the first.

Nationals place Anthony Rendon on family medical leave list - The Washington Post
Rendon had been on the paternity list since Thursday.

Time to Say Goodbye to Bryce Harper (The Nationals Review)
Even if the Nats went 20-7 in the month of August, they won't make it to playoff contention. And they could get some serious value for Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Jeremy Hellickson and Kelvin Herrera to retool for 2019.

Nats not out yet on Realmuto
The Marlins want Victor Robles "or possibly" Carter Kieboom, according to Jon Heyman. Realmuto is under team control until 2020, so while the request is abnormally large, it's not completely unreasonable. However, the talks haven't really progressed thus far.

Luis Garcia hits first homer in Potomac
Garcia hit .297/.335/.402 with Hagerstown this season.

Anthony Rendon placed on family medical leave (MLB)
Amanda, Rendon's wife, gave birth to the couple's first child, Emma. The paternity list lasts three days, and Rendon has been moved to the family medical leave list as Mark Reynolds holds his job for the moment.