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  1. The Orioles optioned Steve Lombardozzi to make room for Manny Machado

    May 1, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    Quite a fall for a guy who was supposedly worth Doug Fister a few short months ago.

  2. Chris Davis exits Friday night’s game with an oblique strain

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Orioles had a scare on Friday night when their power-hitting first baseman left early with an injury.

  3. Manny Machado plays in first extended spring training game, nears official rehab stint

    Apr 19, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    Manny Machado AP

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado continues to make progress from knee surgery. He played five innings at third base and took four at-bats today in an extended spring training game.

  4. Manny Machado to hit in simulated game today

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:13 AM EST

    Manny Machado AP

    Orioles third basemen are hitting .189 so far this season.

  5. Doug Fister plays catch for first time since lat strain

    Apr 6, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

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    Finally a dose of positive news for the Nationals. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, right-hander Doug Fister played catch Sunday for the first time since suffering a lat strain on March 27.

  6. Doug Fister expected to resume throwing Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:08 PM EST

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    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Doug Fister is expected to resume throwing on Thursday — first with light tosses from 60 feet on flat ground before eventually moving on to bullpen sessions. He is on his way back from lat and elbow injuries.

  7. 2014 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

    Chris Tillman AP

    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 Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…

  8. The Tigers acquire Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:24 AM EST

    Alex Gonzalez

    This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball: Orioles have traded Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014   What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a…

  9. Doug Fister cleared to return from sore elbow this Saturday

    Mar 19, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    Via Mark Zuckmeran of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider: VIERA, Fla. — Three weeks removed from his first (and only) appearance in a Grapefruit League this spring, Doug Fister is ready to face big-league hitters again. Fister, out since March 2 with elbow inflammation, is scheduled start Saturday against the Marlins, Nationals manager Matt Williams said.…

  10. Doug Fister not concerned about elbow inflammation

    Mar 8, 2014, 4:29 PM EST

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister gave the Nationals and their fans a bit of a scare yesterday when he was scratched from a Grapefruit League start due to a sore elbow, but an MRI showed that he’s only dealing with inflammation. Fister told Andrew Simon of MLB.com today that he’s not worried about the situation. “It’s typical inflammation,…

  11. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

  12. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  13. Nationals shopping infielder Danny Espinosa

    Dec 9, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    Danny Espinosa AP

    Danny Espinosa lost his starting second base job to Anthony Rendon this past season and now he could be on the move. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Nationals are listening to offers on the 26-year-old infielder. Espinosa attempted to play through wrist and shoulder injuries in 2013 while batting just .158/.193/.272 with…

  14. Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

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    UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…

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

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EST

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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…

  17. Bryce Harper aggravated his troublesome knee in Game 1 of doubleheader against the Mets

    Jul 26, 2013, 7:14 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper missed all of June with bursitis in his left knee and required treatment for the joint earlier this week. Now the situation has worsened further. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, Harper is not in the Nationals’ starting lineup for Game 2 of Friday’s day-night doubleheader with the Mets because he aggravated…

  18. Jason Grilli exits game with right forearm discomfort

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

    Jason Grilli

    One of the best feel-good stories of the season took an unfortunate turn this evening, as ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pirates closer Jason Grilli left a game against the Nationals in the ninth inning with right forearm discomfort. Grilli was in obvious pain after he threw a pitch that was fouled off by Steve…

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

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:03 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies 7, Marlins 3: John Mayberry had a walkoff grand slam. Probably good that the Phillies won this one. After a brutally bad call by Bob Davidson in the bottom of the eighth on a Ben Revere takeout slide, the crowd didn’t stop letting the umps hear it. Apparently none of the tens of thousands…

  20. Dan Haren delivers gem to shut down Braves

    May 2, 2013, 10:18 PM EST

    Dan Haren Getty

    Dan Haren hasn’t had the smoothest start to the season, but he was in vintage form tonight against the division rival Braves, tossing eight innings of one-run ball as part of a 3-1 victory. The victory gave Washington a split of the four-game series and pushed the club back over .500 at 15-14. Haren limited…

  21. Jayson Werth: Swinging 3-0 “one of the dumber things I’ve done”

    Apr 21, 2013, 11:45 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Nationals trailed the Mets 2-0 entering the top of the eighth inning in today’s series finale in Queens. They had a rally brewing against Mets reliever Scott Rice, with runners on first and second thanks to a Steve Lombardozzi single and a Denard Span walk. Werth, 1-for-3 on the day, strode to the plate…

  22. Danny Espinosa doubles down on Braves comment

    Apr 14, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Danny Espinosa

    You may remember yesterday’s post which dealt with comments made by Nats starter Stephen Strasburg and second baseman Danny Espinosa where both said they were not impressed by the Braves. Espinosa had said this, after the Braves took the first two games of the three-game series in Washington: “They’re good, I don’t think they’re better…

  23. Danny Espinosa will play through torn rotator cuff

    Jan 26, 2013, 9:46 PM EST

    Danny Espinosa, Allen Craig

    Rather than undergo surgery that likely would have cost him at least April and May, Danny Espinosa has decided to play through a torn left rotator cuff he believes he originally sustained in September, CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports. Espinosa was originally diagnosed with a bone bruise after diving for a ball on Sept. 7. “I…

  24. Three arguments break out in Brewers-Nationals game

    Jul 29, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

    Cody Ransom

    One play in the sixth inning of Sunday’s Brewers-Nationals game spawned three arguments with the umpiring crew. The Brewers were up 3-2 and had the bases loaded with one out when Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki put down a squeeze that was handed by Washington’s Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez conceded the run and made the throw to first,…

  25. Oblique tear puts Ian Desmond on DL

    Jul 22, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals suffered a big blow Sunday, with shortstop Ian Desmond heading off to the disabled list with a torn oblique. An MRI today revealed the extent of the injury, and Desmond is expected to miss at least a few weeks, CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports. Desmond has been fighting the oblique for at least a…

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