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  1. Jayson Werth to DL; Bryce Harper out of lineup

    May 10, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    After more than a week riding the pine, Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will be placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The move will be retroactive to May 3, making Werth eligible to return on May 18. GM Mike Rizzo called the strain “very slight” and is confident Werth will be…

  2. MLB won’t approve pink-label MaxBats on Mother’s Day

    May 10, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    from @MaxBatBaseball

    It seems Louisville Slugger has a monopoly on the pink labels for Mother’s Day bats permitted by MLB. The Orioles’ Nick Markakis, the Nationals’ Jayson Werth and the Twins’ Trevor Plouffe were among the players informed by the league Friday that they won’t be able to use their custom label MaxBats on Sunday. Of course,…

  3. MRI exam on Jayson Werth’s hamstring comes back clean

    May 9, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals’ lineup today for the fifth straight game with a hamstring injury, but an MRI exam showed no structural damage. Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com reports that “the team wants to have medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih take a closer look, however, before a specific return date is announced.” His…

  4. Jayson Werth to sit out weekend in Pittsburgh

    May 3, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, dealing with a tweaked hamstring, will watch this weekend’s series against the Pirates from the bench at PNC Park. Via Mark Zuckerman: “Hopefully it’s going to come along, and he’ll be ready when we get home,” [manager Davey] Johnson said, speculating Werth could return Tuesday for the start of a home…

  5. Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth back in Thursday’s lineup

    May 2, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Jayson Werth Getty

    The Nationals are close to full strength for tonight’s series finale against the NL East-leading Braves. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth are back in the starting lineup. Harper will bat third while Werth will hit cleanup against right-hander Kris Medlen. Harper left last night’s game in the sixth inning…

  6. X-rays negative on Jayson Werth’s left ankle

    May 1, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    werth getty

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was held out of action Tuesday and Wednesday after fouling a ball off his left ankle Monday night. But he should be back in action by the end of this week. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, X-rays have come back negative on Werth’s ankle. He has also been nursing some hamstring tightness…

  7. Bryce Harper departs game with bruised left side

    May 1, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    harper nationals getty

    Bryce Harper was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Braves in the sixth inning after grimacing while trying to check his swing. Harper crashed into the right field wall on Tuesday at Turner Field during a home run-robbing attempt. He may have injured himself on that play and then aggravated the injury on Wednesday…

  8. Tony Cingrani achieves rare four-strikeout inning

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    Reds rookie Tony Cingrani was electric in his third career start this afternoon against the Nationals. The 23-year-old lefty held the Nats to two hits, walking one and striking out 11 over six innings, lowering his ERA to 1.50 in the process. Cingrani struck out four Nationals in the bottom of the fourth, a rare…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 27, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann AP

    It was easy to sense a tiny bit of panic in the air after the Nationals dropped four in a row this week to fall under .500 for the first time since 2011. However, the past two games can put any of that silliness to bed. After Gio Gonzalez limited the Reds to a solo…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 4, Tigers 3: Watched most of this one as I painted a couple of rooms in my house. Two highlights of the game for me were (1) overhearing my girlfriend use some really bad language the second or third time the Tigers left the bases loaded; and (2) Tigers color commentator Rod Allen, when describing…

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano, Yan Gomes

    Yankees 14, Indians 1: “Man, where are the Yankees going to get any offense with all of their big hitters on the DL?” no one is asking today like they asked so much last week. I guess nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their…

  12. Video: Man catches home run ball while holding child

    Apr 6, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Video camera

    The title says it all. In the top of the seventh inning of this afternoon’s Nationals-Reds game, Jayson Werth connected for a solo home run to right-center which was caught by a gentleman who just so happened to be holding a child in his other arm. That easily could have gone very wrong, but that…

  13. Quote of the Day: Jayson Werth explains the perception of outfield defense

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Defense is really hard to measure and its metrics, however useful they may prove to be, are often imbued with some misleading information. For example, in yesterday’s Pirates-Cubs game I saw a 5-6-3 double play on a ball hit to the right of the second base bag. Viva la shift, but the fact is that…

  14. Bryce Harper homered in first two at-bats off Ricky Nolasco

    Apr 1, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals Bryce Harper hits homerun on opening day MLB game against Miami Marlins in Washington

    Bryce Harper pulled a Ricky Nolasco breaking ball into the seats for a solo homer on his first swing of the season and then took Nolasco deep again in the fourth inning. Two at-bats, two solo bombs on hanging breaking balls for the 20-year-old reigning Rookie of the Year who hit .478 this spring. Calcaterra…

  15. Jayson Werth has blossomed into Nats’ leader

    Mar 24, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore has a fantastic article about Jayson Werth up on the website today, looking in depth at his transition from new guy to team leader. Kilgore discusses Werth’s off-beat personality, his stern suggestions to anybody and everybody on the team, and how the right fielder changed the culture both in terms…

  16. Bruce Rondon has bounced back after rough start to spring

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Bruce Rondon AP

    Bruce Rondon‘s early struggles this spring led to reports that the Tigers were trying to acquire a closer, but the rookie fireballer has bounced back quite nicely of late. Rondon allowed three runs on five hits and five walks over his first 3 2/3 innings during Grapefruit League action, but after taking a few days…

  17. 2013 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    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 2013 season. Up first: the Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Are the Washington Nationals the best team in baseball? It’s probably easier to make…

  18. Bryce Harper is 6-for-8 so far in the Grapefruit League and “taking extra bases at will”

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

    bryce harper getty

    Jedd Gyorko isn’t the only on-fire spring hitter. Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper — who doesn’t turn 21 years old until October — went 3-for-3 with two doubles Tuesday in the Nationals’ 9-5 Grapefruit League loss to the Braves. Harper is now 6-for-8 (.750) this spring and “taking extra bases at will,” writes Mark Zuckerman…

  19. Drew Storen was dealing with “excruciating” back pain during the NLDS

    Feb 22, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Drew Storen

    This is of little consolation to Nationals fans after the club lost in heartbreaking fashion during the NLDS against the Cardinals, but it turns out that Drew Storen wasn’t quite at 100 percent when the season came crashing down. In fact, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman hears that Storen was pitching through “excruciating” back pain. It…

  20. Expect the Nationals to trade Michael Morse

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Mike Morse Getty

    It took Adam LaRoche a couple months to cave in and accept the Nationals’ two-year offer, but now that he’s returning to Washington expect Michael Morse to be on the way out. Morse has somewhat quietly been one of the better right-handed hitters in baseball since becoming a regular in 2010, but there’s nowhere for…

  21. Adam LaRoche accepts two-year deal from Nationals

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Reuters

    Adam LaRoche was holding out for three years and the Nationals were steadfast in sticking with a two-year offer. Today the free agent first baseman decided that was good enough, as Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that LaRoche has agreed to a two-year deal to return to Washington. Having draft pick compensation attached to his…

  22. Nationals are “definitely shopping Mike Morse”

    Nov 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Morse Getty

    With their trade for Denard Span the Nationals’ outfield is set with Span in center field and Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth flanking him in the corners. That would shift Michael Morse from left field to first base and seemingly signal the end of free agent Adam LaRoche‘s time in Washington, but general manager Mike…

  23. The Red Sox are talking to Adam LaRoche

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    The Red Sox have reportedly identified Mike Napoli as their No. 1 target in free agency, but they are also weighing the alternatives. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Red Sox are talking to Adam LaRoche as a potential fallback option for first base. The Red Sox have made a three-year offer to Napoli,…

  24. The Nationals want to move to Fort Myers, but apparently don’t want to pay for it

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    City of Palms Park

    We mentioned this over the weekend in that post about the misgivings local officials have about helping the Red Sox build their new spring training facility, but James Wagner of the Washington Post has a more in-depth story about the Nationals flirtation with Fort Myers. The upshot: the Nationals approached Hammond Lee County officials about moving…

  25. Will the Nationals look to trade Michael Morse?

    Nov 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    If the National succeed in re-signing free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche to a multi-year deal it could lead to a first base/corner outfield logjam in the not-so-distant future and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com has an interesting article wondering if that means Michael Morse could be on the trading block soon: Signed for one more…

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