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  1. Bobby Valentine rips the umps after yesterday’s loss

    Jun 11, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Boston Red Sox

    The Red Sox got swept by the Nats over the weekend, which likely put Bobby Valentine in a bad mood. Making it worse: the umpiring. And Valentine used yesterday’s postgame presser to rip the men in blue. He was particularly mad at what he — and everyone who watched it, PitchFx included — thought should…

  2. Bryce Harper out of Nats’ lineup for first time since promotion

    Jun 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Nationals outfielders Harper, Moore and Nady congratulate each other after beating the Red Sox in their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    Even 19-year-old phenoms need rest, apparently. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com’s Nats Insider reports that outfielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup Sunday for the first time since being promoted to the majors more than six weeks ago. Tyler Moore will play left field, Roger Bernadina will cover center field and Xavier Nady will handle…

  3. Jayson Werth undergoes wrist surgery, expected to miss “at least 12 weeks”

    May 7, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Last night after Jayson Werth broke his wrist attempting a diving catch in right field the Nationals announced that he was expected to miss six weeks. Today he underwent surgery and Bill Ladson of MLB.com talked to a team source who said Werth “will be out for more than six weeks” and guessed that it…

  4. Bryce Harper is on his way to the majors at 19, as Nationals place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

    Apr 27, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals Photo Day

    Ryan Zimmerman needing a stint on the disabled list certainly isn’t a surprise considering the third baseman’s shoulder injury hasn’t shown any improvement, but the Nationals’ choice to replace him on the roster is a shocker. General manager Mike Rizzo announced that Bryce Harper will be called up from Triple-A tomorrow to make his MLB…

  5. Rick Ankiel coming off disabled list tomorrow, will be Nationals’ starting center fielder

    Apr 13, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    ankiel getty wide

    Rick Ankiel is ready to return from his quadriceps injury and manager Davey Johnson said today that he’ll come off the disabled list as the Nationals’ starting center fielder. Roger Bernadina has started six of the Nationals’ seven games in center field, with Jayson Werth moving over from right field to take the other start.…

  6. Michael Morse aggravates lat muscle tear, will be in “total shutdown mode” for six weeks

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Michael Morse was on the verge of coming off the disabled list when he experienced pain while throwing on his minor-league rehab assignment and the news on the Nationals left fielder isn’t good. General manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that Morse aggravated his torn lat muscle and will be in “total shutdown mode” for at…

  7. Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel both homer in rehab game

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Nationals cap logo

    The Nationals were forced to run Mark DeRosa and Roger Bernadina out there on Opening Day against the Cubs, but they have some reinforcements on the way. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel both homered last night in a minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg. Morse, who…

  8. Bryce Harper says he’s ‘probably not’ going to make the Nationals

    Mar 13, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    But he added, “It’s all good, though.” Bruce Harper is expected back in Washington’s lineup on Wednesday after missing six days with a calf injury, but he thinks it’s already too late for him to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. “Probably not,” he answered when asked if he thinks he still has…

  9. The Nationals are interested in Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra

    Feb 25, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Gerardo Parra Getty

    The Nationals don’t appear content going into the season with Rick Ankiel, Roger Bernadina or Jayson Werth as the starting center fielder. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra. Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo signed Parra to his first professional contract when he was Arizona’s director…

  10. Running down the rosters: Washington Nationals

    Feb 23, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Michael Morse, Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman

    The Nationals may have disappointed some by failing to make a big run at the top three free agents, but a vastly improved rotation could make them surprise contenders in the NL East. Rotation Gio Gonzalez – L Edwin Jackson – R Jordan Zimmermann – R John Lannan – L Stephen Strasburg – R Bullpen…

  11. Mike Cameron announces retirement

    Feb 19, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Mike Cameron signed a minor league contract with the Nationals in mid-December. But he won’t ever take the field wearing the curly W. According to the Nationals’ official Twitter account, Cameron informed the team on Sunday morning that he is officially retiring from baseball. The 39-year-old outfielder was a .249/.338/.444 career hitter over parts of…

  12. Rick Ankiel welcomed back to Nats on minor league deal

    Feb 5, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    rick ankiel getty

    Amanda Comack of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have re-signed outfielder Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Ankiel, 32, batted just .239/.296/.363 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 415 plate appearances last season for Washington. He has one of the best outfield arms in…

  13. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston AstrosĀ in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

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