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  1. Denard Span activated from 7-day concussion disabled list

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Denard Span had no issues during a brief minor league rehab assignment.

  2. Denard Span, on 7-day concussion disabled list, is hoping to take batting practice Monday

    Apr 13, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Denard Span’s concussion is fairly minor (if a brain injury can ever be considered minor).

  3. Nationals place Denard Span on 7-day concussion disabled list

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Denard Span suffered a concussion when he collided with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla last night.

  4. Paul Goldschmidt extends hitting streak to 26 games

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    D-Backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is nearly halfway to what is arguably baseball’s most unbreakable record.

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  6. Jayson Werth is a fan of the Nationals’ plan to be more aggressive on the bases

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    You might not guess it by looking at him, but Jayson Werth is a very good base runner. The 34-year-old veteran has stolen 37 bases in 43 attempts in three somewhat injury-plagued seasons with the Nationals. In his prime with the Phillies, under the tutelage of first base coach Davey Lopes, Werth stole 60 bases…

  7. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Can the Nationals reclaim their throne atop the NL East? The Nationals were everybody’s…

  8. Matt Williams: pro-stats, pro-eyes, pro-everything

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA — I’ll post some pictures and random thoughts about the Braves’ complex a little later, but for now let’s talk about Matt Williams. Williams was a bit of an unknown quantity to most fans when he was hired as the Nats’ manager. One obviously knows of his playing career and one knows…

  9. Nationals sign Nate McLouth

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Nate McLouth won’t have to move far, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the former Orioles outfielder has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals. There’s no starting job for McLouth in Washington, where Bryce Harper, Denard Span, and Jayson Werth all figure to play almost every day, but Rosenthal says he’s “expected…

  10. Nationals willing to listen to trade offers for Denard Span

    Nov 9, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    The Nationals acquired Denard Span from the Twins last offseason to serve as their leadoff man and regular center fielder, but they are already considering making a change. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Nationals are willing to listen to trade offers for Span. The possible motivation could be the team’s interest in free…

  11. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  12. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  13. Michael Wacha loses no-hitter with one out to go

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    We’re on the verge of history at Busch Stadium. Making good use of his vicious changeup and high-90s fastball, Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha has no-hit the visiting Washington Nationals through the top of the seventh inning. The Cardinals will carry a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame. Wacha has yielded just two…

  14. No, the Strasburg shutdown in 2012 is not why the Nats missed the playoffs in 2013

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    The worst part of narrative-driven sports journalism is that it usually results in those who engage in it bending the facts to fit the narrative rather than identifying a narrative that springs logically from those facts. As an example I give you John Feinstein’s column on the Nats. Which came out today, but which you…

  15. Denard Span’s hitting streak ends at 29 games

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 0-for-4 in last night’s win over the Marlins, ending his hitting streak at 29 games. Span’s streak was the longest in the majors this season, topping Michael Cuddyer‘s 27-game streak from June-July. He fell one game short of tying Ryan Zimmerman for the franchise record, which was set in…

  16. The Nationals get symmetrical to complete the David DeJesus trade

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    At the end of August the Nationals traded David DeJesus to the Rays for a player to be named later. That player was named: left hander Matt Spann, a 2010 draft choice who has done alright in the Rays’ lower minor leagues. But more importantly, Spann makes things nice and symmetrical in the double-N department for…

  17. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 14, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

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    Things are getting very interesting in the NL Wild Card race. While the Reds lost to the Brewers last night, the Nationals beat the Phillies 6-1 for their seventh straight victory. Ross Ohlendorf, who started in place of the scratched Stephen Strasburg, tossed five innings of one-run ball in the victory. Ryan Zimmerman homered for…

  18. Denard Span’s mom is a great hitting coach

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Outfielder Denard Span has not had a great first year with the Washington Nationals. Acquired from the Twins in the off-season for pitching prospect Alex Meyer, the Nats expected Span to be a threat on the bases and provide some occasional power. Span, however, entered this afternoon’s game against the Royals hitting .264 with just…

  19. Nationals trade just-acquired David DeJesus to Rays

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    All that speculation about how the Nationals didn’t necessarily even want David DeJesus when they claimed him off waivers and then acquired him from the Cubs last week? Looks pretty spot, as they’ve now traded him to the Rays. That means DeJesus’ stint with Washington lasted all of three games and four plate appearances, which…

  20. And That Happened: SPECIAL BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN EDITION

    Aug 23, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

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    Before the scores, some important Batman news. You may want to scroll down past this, because I’m gonna take a bit of time here. In case you missed it last night, Ben Affleck has been cast as the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie. Many people alerted me to this news last night the…

  21. Nationals acquire David DeJesus from Cubs, release Roger Bernadina

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs for a player to be named later. Washington is 60-63 and 9.5 games out of a playoff spot, so the pickup obviously isn’t for this season. DeJesus’ contract includes a $6.5 million team option (or $1.5 million buyout) for…

  22. Bryce Harper scratched with a bruised arm

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was hit twice by Braves pitchers last night, the second of which, thrown by reliever Luis Avilan, garnered a standing ovation from the home crowd in Atlanta. Braves pitchers have been at fault three of the four times Harper has been hit by a pitch this year. Recall that the benches cleared…

  23. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  24. Nationals fire hitting coach Rick Eckstein

    Jul 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Hitting coach Rick Eckstein is the first person to take the fall for Washington being one of the most disappointing teams in baseball this season, as the Nationals announced that he’s been fired and minor-league hitting coordinator Rick Schu will replace him. After scoring the fifth-most runs in the league last season the Nationals kept…

  25. Bryce Harper makes first career start in leadoff spot

    Jul 14, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Bryce Harper has hit mostly third (51 times) and occasionally second (five times) this season, but manager Davey Johnson chose to mix things up today, moving him into the leadoff spot and dropping Denard Span down to seventh. Obviously, this has more to do with Span’s poor play and the struggles of the Nationals’ offense…

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