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Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - After a bumpy second inning, Jordan Zimmermann settled in and led the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets. Zimmermann (1-0) worked efficiently, allowing just a run on five hits in six innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Ryan Zimmerman provided the only swing of the bat the Nationals needed in the first inning when he...

Nationals to host 2018 All-Star Game

By The Sports Network, 1 year 4 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - New Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that the Washington Nationals will host the 2018 All-Star Game. Manfred made the announcement prior to the Nationals' opener against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. This will mark the first time that the Nationals, who returned Major League Baseball to the District in 2005, will...

Nationals release Kevin Frandsen

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals released utility man Kevin Frandsen on Wednesday. Frandsen, 32, was just 3-for-35 with two RBI this spring. He played in 105 games for the Nationals in 2014 and is a career .259 hitter with 15 homers and 110 RBI over parts of eight seasons in the majors. Washington also assigned outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor league camp. 

Nats' Rendon headed to DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon will begin the upcoming 2015 season on the disabled list as he continues to recover from a sprained left knee. Rendon, who finished fifth in voting for last year's National League Most Valuable Player Award, suffered the injury in a spring training game on March 9 and hasn't played since. The 2014 Silver...

Mets send OF den Dekker to Nats for LHP Blevins

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets acquired left- handed reliever Jerry Blevins from Washington in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker on Monday. After Josh Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery near the start of spring training, the Mets were in need of left-handed pitching out of their bullpen. Earlier on Monday, they acquired lefty Alex Torres from San Diego for...

Nationals closer Storen has minor surgery on hand

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen had surgery on his non-pitching hand, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. The right-hander had a procedure to remove a "hook of a hamate" bone in his left hand, which he hurt while using a bat. He will likely miss only a few days of action. In 65 games last season, Storen went 2-1...

Span has surgery, doubtful for start of season

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span will likely miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery on Monday for a core muscle problem. Span had surgery for a sports hernia in early December, but began feeling pain in his right core muscle a few weeks later. It worsened after playing in a spring training game last week. "Everything went...

Washington Nationals 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
The Nationals’ talented but underachieving roster reached a crossroads this winter, with a slew of critical players heading into their walk years in 2015. The choices were clear: Keep the band together for one more run at a title, even if it meant losing some key pieces at season’s end, or trade a major piece or two for a chance at perpetuating this run of success. The third choice...

Nationals exercise Williams' option for 2016

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Viera, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on the contract of manager Matt Williams. Williams is entering his second season as the club's skipper and last year guided the Nationals to the National League East title. Washington led the NL with 96 wins in 2014, then bowed out in the Division Series against eventual World Series champion San...

Nats make Janssen signing official

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with reliever Casey Janssen on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2016. "We are happy to add Casey Janssen to our stable of relief arms," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. "We're excited about what he will bring to our bullpen - on the mound, as...