3/13/2014 | Soriano, Detwiler take steps forward in latest outings
Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Rafael Soriano both took positive steps during Thursday afternoon's 7-5 loss to the Mets at Space Coast Stadium.
3/13/2014 | M. Gonzalez looks to prove he can help 'pen
Nationals left-hander Michael Gonzalez has never believed that he needs six weeks of Spring Training to get ready for a season. That's good, because the veteran reliever doesn't have that much time this year.
3/13/2014 | Nationals make third round of cuts to spring roster
The Nationals had their third round of cuts on Thursday, optioning outfielder Michael Taylor and left-hander Matt Purke to Double-A Harrisburg and reassigning pitchers Clay Hensley, Josh Roenicke, Daniel Stange and Danny Rosenbaum to Minor League camp.
3/13/2014 | Harper, Desmond deal with cold; Zim still feeling sore
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Ian Desmond came down with chest colds, according to Matt Williams. Harper was in Thursday's lineup against the Mets, while Desmond was sent home.
3/13/2014 | Fister continues throwing, will toss bullpen Friday
Doug Fister played catch for the third straight day, this time from 120 feet. However, Fister felt a little tightness in his elbow, according to manager Matt Williams, who pointed out that Fister played catch for three days in a row. Some tightness was expected after having time off because of inflammation in the elbow.
3/13/2014 | Now a reliever, Stammen finding ways to thrive
When the Nationals sent Craig Stammen to the bullpen before the 2012 season, he harbored concerns more significant than his role on the pitching staff. He felt his career was on the line.
3/13/2014 | Detwiler delivers strong outing in loss to Mets
The Nationals and Mets both got good performances from fifth-starter candidates in Thursday afternoon's Grapefruit League contest at Space Coast Stadium, which New York won, 7-5.
3/12/2014 | Desmond sits with cut on finger
Ian Desmond had been scheduled to bat third against the Astros on Wednesday but was scratched because of an injured right pinkie. He cut the finger while taking ground balls during practice and is expected to miss a couple of games.
3/12/2014 | Fontenot knocks in three runs for Nats
Trailing by two runs in the ninth despite Jason Castro's three RBIs, the Astros rallied on RBI hits by Delino DeShields Jr., Marwin Gonzalez and George Springer for a 10-9 win over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Williams challenges, but call upheld
Manager Matt Williams decided to take advantage of instant replay during Wednesday afternoon's game against the Astros, but the umpire's call was upheld.
3/12/2014 | Young K's three in split-squad action vs. Braves
Elmer Reyes' one-out, ninth-inning single off Robert Benincasa allowed the Braves to celebrate a 3-2 walk-off win over the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Soreness keeps Zimmerman from starting on Wednesday
Ryan Zimmerman had been scheduled to play against the Astros on Wednesday but was scratched because of "body soreness."
3/12/2014 | Nationals make second round of cuts
The Nationals have optioned Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg and re-assigned A.J. Cole to Minor League camp.
3/12/2014 | Livan to make retirement official
Coach and team ambassador Livan Hernandez is going to file his retirement papers on Thursday, officially ending his career as a player.
3/11/2014 | Despite perfect outing, Zimm still looking to improve
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was in midseason form Tuesday afternoon in a 3-2 victory over the Yankees at Space Coast Stadium. Zimmerman pitched four perfect innings and struck out four batters.
3/11/2014 | Perfect Zimmermann sets tone in win over Yankees
Jordan Zimmermann, making his third spring start, tossed four perfect innings on Tuesday and struck out four against a Yankees lineup that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The right-hander now has nine scoreless innings to his credit in Grapefruit League play.
3/11/2014 | Post-hype, Harper emerges as complete package
Bryce Harper is about to have a monstrous season, and remember you heard it here first. You haven't forgotten Bryce Harper, have you?
3/11/2014 | Williams, Nats prepare to test replay system
The Nationals will get their first taste of instant replay when they play the Astros at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. According to Nationals manager Matt Williams, bench coach Randy Knorr will be in communication with the video people watching the game from Space Coast Stadium. There will be a direct line into the Nats' dugout.
3/11/2014 | Soriano learns from rough spring outing
A day after Rafael Soriano was hit hard for five runs against the Astros on Monday night, Nationals manager Matt Williams reiterated that he wasn't concerned about his closer.
3/10/2014 | After starting strong, Gio labors in second inning
It looked like Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was going to have his best start of the spring on Monday evening against the Astros. He struck out the first five hitters he faced. Suddenly, Gonzalez had a tough time getting the third out in the second inning.
3/10/2014 | Soriano feels fine despite being hit hard vs. Astros
In his second game of the spring, Nationals closer Rafael Soriano was hit hard, allowing five runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Astros on Monday night.
3/10/2014 | Prospect Souza off to a hot start this spring
Nationals right fielder Steven Souza Jr. is off to a good start this spring, going 7-for-21 (.333). He hit his first home run of the spring against the Astros on Monday night.
3/10/2014 | Ayala revived career by learning cutter from Mariano
There is always a smile on Nationals reliever Luis Ayala's face when one talks to him about Yankees great Mariano Rivera. If not for Rivera, there is no telling where Ayala would be right now.
3/10/2014 | Williams is confident in Carroll's abilities
Nationals infielder Jamey Carroll is batting .133 (2-for-15) this spring, but that doesn't seem to matter to manager Matt Williams. The skipper pointed out that Carroll can do the little things to make a team better.
3/10/2014 | Gio fans five in two innings before Soriano struggles
Jonathan Villar drove in three runs and helped the Astros defeat the Nationals, 7-4, at Space Coast Stadium on Monday evening. Gio Gonzalez struck out five over two innings before Nationals closer Rafael Soriano allowed five runs in the sixth inning.
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