Almost two weeks after agreeing to terms on a three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Nationals, infielder Daniel Murphy will take his physical Wednesday and will likely hold a news conference Thursday, according to a baseball source. The Nationals did not confirm the report.
Right-hander Lucas Giolito is considered the Nationals’ top prospect. He will have a chance to show his stuff as he participates in his first big league Spring Training this coming season. MLB.com caught up with Giolito on Tuesday afternoon to talk about last season and his future with the Nationals.
Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have escalated their fight against Al Jazeera. They filed defamation lawsuits Tuesday in Federal District Court in Washington against the network and two reporters after a report linked the Phillies first baseman and Nationals first baseman, respectively, to performance-enhancing drugs.
The Nationals are still looking for a center fielder, and according to a baseball source, the club has made contact with free-agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.
The lawyer for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is demanding an immediate and complete retraction to the Al Jazeera repot that linked both to performance enhancing drugs.
In need of infield depth, the Nationals have agreed to terms with Stephen Drew, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday. Drew will earn $3 million plus a possible $1.25 million in incentives. The club has yet to comment.
Charlie Slowes has been a popular figure since he became the play-by-play voice of the Nationals in 2005. Slowes is known for his tell-it-like-it-is style and his trademark slogan, “Bang, zoom. A curly ‘W ‘is in the books.”
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Even though Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer had seasons to remember, the Nationals had a season to forget in 2015. They didn’t even reach the postseason, finishing in second place in the National League East behind the NL champion Mets.
The lawyer for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman vehemently denied a report that they received performance-enhancing drugs, calling the claims “outright lies” and vowing to fight them in court.
The Nationals showed their support for Ryan Zimmerman, who denied a report from Al Jazeera that he received performance-enhancing drugs.
Looking back on a 2015 Washington Nationals season that did not live up to enormous expectations, consensus will conclude that it was a disappointment. But then there were the stories of Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer, which transcended individual achievement, created special moments, and, quite simply, made baseball history.