As news is trickling in about Spring Training, the official date for pitchers and catchers to report is February 18th. The Nats released this great graphic to mark the dates for us:
Our great people at Image Works Creative created this great graphic! Thanks for everything you do for us, and loved the Bryce Harper quote!
— TALK NATS (@GoingDeepNats) January 13, 2016
As we wait for the Nats radio team to announce their Spring Training radio schedule at 106.7 FM, we received MASN’s TV schedule in Grapefruit League action which includes 5 games in Florida and 2 games in April at Nats Park.
1. Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m., Houston Astros vs. Nationals
2. Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m., St. Louis Cardinals vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
3. Saturday, March 19 at 1 p.m., New York Mets vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
4. Wednesday, March 23 at 5 p.m., New York Yankees vs. Nationals
5. Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m., Atlanta Braves vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
6. Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m., Minnesota Twins vs. Nationals at Nationals Park
7. Saturday, April 2 at noon, Minnesota Twins vs. Nationals at Nationals Park (replay at 7 p.m.)
— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) January 13, 2016
Davis and Hill both cleared waivers and were outrighted to AAA with Spring Training invites.
Relievers Erik Davis & Taylor Hill, who were both DFA'd last week, were outrighted to Triple-A. Both get invitations to MLB spring training
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) January 13, 2016
The first of the Nats arbitration players, Wilson Ramos, accepted a 1 year deal at $5,350,000. That leaves the newly acquired Ben Revere and Strasburg, Rendon, and Espinosa remaining for arbitration. Everyone left on that list are Boras Corporation clients except for Revere.
Wilson ramos, nats agree at $5.35M. @jcrasnick 1st
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 13, 2016
Have you ever wanted to be a Racing President? Tryouts are this weekend!
— Breaking DC News (@BreakingDC_News) January 13, 2016
Bryce Harper is now a New Era cap ambassador. He appears in Rolling Stone magazine to talk about it.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 12, 2016
We will see Lucas Giolito in Spring Training in Viera. This past week, Giolito was in the DMV and a star at the Rookie Career Development program as the kid everyone wanted to meet.
Really enjoying the Rookie Career Development program out here in VA! Learning a ton… So far an awesome experience!
— Lucas Giolito (@LGio27) January 8, 2016