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Almost all of the #Nats non-roster invitees are gone!

The Washington Nationals have cut their list of non-roster invitees down from an original 21 to two (one of whom wasn’t even originally part of that list!) with a series of moves today meant to streamline their slate of players … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hellickson officially joins the #Nats…so, now what?

The Washington Nationals were looking at a competition for the fifth starter job in their rotation that, quite frankly, wasn’t too appealing. A.J. Cole spent years as a pitching prospect before finally graduating from prospect status last season. But while … Continue reading

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And then there were…45! #Nats roster battle coming into focus in WPB

It’s an off-day for the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, but nobody with anything to prove is going to be relaxing too much today. The Nats made their third round of cuts immediately after last night’s 7–4 victory over … Continue reading

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The #Nats run up the score early and hold on in their first night game of 2018!

Night baseball is back! The Washington Nationals played under the lights for the first time in the New Year and topped the division-rival New York Mets 7–4. Sure, it’s just spring training, but this had the atmosphere of a real … Continue reading

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There’s no tying in baseball! (Except in spring training…)

Everyone is a winner today at The Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, as the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals deadlocked 2–2 for the Nats’ second tie of the year. Their record in Grapefruit League play, which will be … Continue reading

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The #Nats are dealing with some injuries!

The Washington Nationals had hoped for better health at this point in spring training. Several players (Joe Ross, Adam Eaton, Daniel Murphy) entered camp still rehabbing from surgeries they underwent in 2017. A few more have been put on the … Continue reading

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#Nats sweep the simultaneous double-header!

The Washington Nationals have stormed back into relevance in the all-important Grapefruit League standings, winning both their split-squad games today to improve to 6–4–1. They capped off a 6–2 win at home versus the Detroit Tigers minutes after defeating the … Continue reading

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What will the #Nats do with an open 25-man roster spot?

We’re now a week into Grapefruit League action, and while that’s still very early, we’re beginning to see some patterns emerging and perhaps a few hints for Opening Day from the Washington Nationals. It appears increasingly likely that second baseman … Continue reading

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The #Nats earn win number two at Disney World!

The Washington Nationals looked flat early on today taking on the division-rival Atlanta Braves at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in their seventh game of Grapefruit League action. But Washington rallied with … Continue reading

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The #Nats win their first game of 2018!

Nationals win first Grapefruit game of 2018 It was all fun and excitement today at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, where the Washington Nationals won their first Grapefruit League game to improve to 1–2 for the spring. 

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