Washington Nationals

Nats' Read suspended 80 games for PED use
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Nationals catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Read tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug, and his suspension will begin at the beginning of the 2018 regular season.

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Nationals extend contract with Harrisburg
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The Nationals have been affiliated with Harrisburg for each of Washington’s 14 seasons and Harrisburg’s relationship with the franchise extends back to the days with the Expos.

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Nats intend to use backup catcher more in '18
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Backup catcher could be a much more important position for the Nationals this season than in years past. The Nats are searching for more production from their backstops this season and have already introduced a plan in order to do so.

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It's World Series or bust for Nationals in 2018
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The Nationals have championship aspirations in 2018, and they hope this is the year they can finally break through to achieve that goal.

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Nats exercise caution with Eaton, Murphy
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The Nationals are planning to ease a pair of position players into Spring Training to monitor their health as they prepare for Opening Day.

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3 candidates to fill Nats' fifth-starter spot
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There are three candidates on the Nationals’ roster who are most likely to grab the final rotation spot — A.J. Cole, pitching prospect Erick Fedde and Edwin Jackson, who reportedly signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

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Nats sign catcher Montero to Minors deal
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The Nationals have signed free-agent catcher Miguel Montero to a Minor League deal that includes an invite to Spring Training, according to MLB.com’s Jamal Collier.

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Rizzo, Nats 'satisfied' heading into spring
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As Spring Training approaches and with so much of the offseason still unsettled, the Nationals find themselves in a good position. They have been active in the free-agent market and addressed their needs, which has general manager Mike Rizzo feeling good about his team heading into the new season.

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Inbox: Could Realmuto fill Nats' void at catcher?
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The Nationals are strong at every position except at catcher, but that soon could change if they’re willing to make a splash.

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Nats reportedly sign Brignac to Minors deal
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The Nationals have reportedly signed free agent infielder Reid Brignac to a Minor League contract with an invitation to the team’s Spring Training camp, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Nationals boast 3 prospects in Top 100 list
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After a few years of being in consistent contention, it’s usually unsurprising for a team’s farm system to suffer some setbacks. After all, when a team is making the playoffs consistently, they’re getting lower Draft picks and sometimes they have traded their valued prospect for chances to win now.

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Will Eaton's return provide big lift for Nats?
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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made three key moves this offseason by signing slugger Matt Adams and reuniting with utility man Howie Kendrick and reliever Brandon Kintzler. The return of outfielder Adam Eaton, however, could ultimately prove to be Washington’s biggest addition.

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