Washington Nationals

Turner's tools make him Nats' prospect to watch
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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was summoned into manager Dusty Baker’s office on Monday afternoon. Turner, who is considered the second-best prospect in the organization according to MLB Pipeline, was informed that he was going to start the season with Triple-A Syracuse.

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Nationals weather 4 rainouts over 10 days
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A Jose Lobaton sacrifice fly had just given the Nationals a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon when lightning flashed at Roger Dean Stadium in the top of the fourth inning, halting the game. About 30 minutes later, the game was called.

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Infield prospect Turner among roster moves
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There were glimpses during Spring Training of why prospect Trea Turner ascended quickly through two organizations: the speed and agility that could make him a premier threat on the basepaths; the swing and approach at the plate that project him as a top-of-the-order hitter; and the range and quickness on defense that could make him […]

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Nationals hoping for healthy Rendon in 2016
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It was not too long ago that Anthony Rendon was considered to be the Nationals’ best player, coming off his stellar 2014 season. He finished fifth in the voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award and won the Sliver Slugger Award after hitting .287/.351/.473 with 21 home runs, a NL-leading 111 runs and […]

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Harper, Zimmerman back sharp Gio vs. Braves
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Left-hander Gio Gonzalez pitched six quality innings and helped the Nationals defeat the Braves, 7-2, at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Atlanta was able to get to Gonzalez in the first inning, when Gordon Beckman homered over the left-field wall for a 1-0 lead.

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Robinson homers, Petit struggles vs. Mets
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Steven Matz put his Spring Training troubles behind him and David Wright hit his first homer of the spring as the Mets played to a 4-4 tie with the Nationals on Sunday at Tradition Field.

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Belisle makes Opening Day roster
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Right-hander Matt Belisle has made the Nationals’ Opening Day roster, manager Dusty Baker announced on Monday, although the club has not figured out the details of his contract yet.

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Nationals taking time with last bench, bullpen spots
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Nationals manager Dusty Baker said the final spots on the team’s bench and bullpen will not be decided until later this week, when the Nats host exhibition games against the Twins at Nationals Park.

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Gonzalez has solid start after slowing game down
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Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez was solid for six innings in a 7-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday afternoon. What made Gonzalez satisfied with the outing was that he didn’t walk any batters.

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New home, swing have Revere primed for big '16
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Center fielder Ben Revere knows why the Nationals acquired him. He is expected to be their leadoff hitter, replacing Denard Span, and score a lot of runs. No problem, Revere says. He believes 2016 could be his best year yet.

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Espinosa dazzles at short with twisting play
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Without question, Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa is a magician with the glove, and it was put on display in a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Roark's 5 shutout IP underscores solid spring
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Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark tossed five shutout innings in a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.

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