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  • Murphy still limited but primed for Opening Day
    It has been difficult for Daniel Murphy to spend the past few months not being able to hit, limited as he recovers from the debridement and microfracture right knee surgery he underwent at the end of the season. Nationals position players participated in their first full-squad workouts on Tuesday, and Murphy was not able to participate in live batting practice.
  • Doolittle plans to tinker with slider during spring
    Nationals closer Sean Doolittle plans to spend the spring tinkering with his slider, trying to find a grip comfortable enough to regain his confidence in the pitch.
  • Bryce: 'I'm focused on this year,' not free agency
    Before he began his first press conference of the spring, Bryce Harper cut off the questions he knew would be coming.
  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.
  • Teens tell Doolittle he looks like Seth Rogen
    Teens tell Doolittle he looks like Seth Rogen
  • Robles leads Nats' 100% homegrown Top 30 list
    Top-ranked prospect Victor Robles, No. 6 on MLB Pipeline's preseason Top 100 prospects list, appears poised to make significant contributions regardless of where he begins the season. Along with Robles, right-hander Erick Fedde, a first-rounder in 2014, and catcher Raudy Read, as well as outfielders Andrew Stevenson and Rafael Bautista, all received their first tastes of the Major Leagues last year and should continue to help plug holes on Washington's roster in 2018.
  • Source: Benoit, Nats agree to one-year deal
    The Nationals agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent right-hander Joaquin Benoit, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday afternoon.
  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Another Harper tries to make name for himself
    It's as if Bryan Harper has been soaking it all in through these first few days of what is his first full Major League camp. He has spent his time in the Nationals clubhouse, keeping mostly to himself, watching and observing.
  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.
  • Glover dealing with right shoulder soreness
    After an encouraging winter filled with throwing and excitement about the strength of his arm, Koda Glover showed up to Nationals camp with soreness in his right shoulder. He received an MRI, which revealed some slight inflammation, causing the Nationals to once again handle him with caution.
  • Mindful of future, Gio ready to roll in 2018
    As Gio Gonzalez prepares for his seventh season with the Nationals, he is considering the idea that this could be his last year in Washington. His contract will expire after the year, and he is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career.
  • Nats encouraged by Kelley's progress
    The reports they heard were encouraging, but just to be sure for themselves the Nationals sent a team athletic trainer to evaluate right-hander Shawn Kelley in about mid-January. He had just started throwing for the first time in the offseason and his arm felt much better through his first few sessions than it had the past few years.
  • Rizzo optimistic extension will get done with Nats
    Following the Nats' first official workout for pitchers and catchers on Friday afternoon, Mike Rizzo said he has had some initial discussions about his contract situation with the ownership group, while expressing optimism that a new deal will eventually get done.
  • New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in
    New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
  • 'Circle of Trust' among Martinez's camp features
    Dave Martinez is still creating his own routine as he begins his first camp as Nationals manager, but he has already introduced the first new wrinkles.
  • Nats reach naming rights deal for spring park
    Executives from the Astros, Nationals and FITTEAM Global will announce FITTEAM as the naming-rights partner of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday in a ceremony at home plate.
  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Nationals' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
  • Scherzer brings game face to 1st 'pen session
    It was as if no time had passed since the end of the season. There was Max Scherzer, standing on the mound, grunting as he pounded fastballs into the catcher's mitt and getting angry for himself when he did not execute.
  • Strasburg: Nats flying under radar
    It is uncommon for a team coming off consecutive division titles to have a case that it is underrated, but that's where Stephen Strasburg sees the Nationals as they begin Spring Training.
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