Washington Nationals

Murphy wins second Silver Slugger for NL 2B
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Daniel Murphy has been honored once again for his consistent excellence at the plate during his two seasons in Washington, as he was named the winner of the 2017 National League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award on Thursday night on MLB Network.

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Nats reportedly hire Hale as bench coach
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The Nationals, continuing to build an experienced staff around first-time manager Dave Martinez, have reportedly hired Chip Hale as their bench coach, according to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Scherzer, Zim land Players Choice Awards
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Two Nationals player were recognized by their peers for their achievements during the 2017 season. Max Scherzer was the Players’ Choice for National League Outstanding Pitcher while Ryan Zimmerman won the Players’ Choice award winner for the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year.

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Rendon, Taylor emerge as defensive standouts
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Anthony Rendon and Michael A. Taylor were the two players who stood out among the Nationals’ defense in 2017, one stopping nearly everything at the hot corner and the other chasing down fly balls for seemingly improbable catches in center field.

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Gutierrez named AFL Player of the Week
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The Washington Nationals’ excitement surrounding Kelvin Gutierrez continues to grow after his explosive week at the plate in the Arizona Fall League. Gutierrez was named AFL Player of the Week on Tuesday after batting .600 with a home run, four RBIs, three walks and five runs.

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Wieters exercises '18 option to stay with Nats
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Matt Wieters will remain with the Nationals in 2018 after he officially exercised his player option Monday afternoon. He had been weighing his choices through the weekend, before deciding to take the $10.5 million player option as he attempts to have a bounce-back season.

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Nats could be wild card this Hot Stove season
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With most of their team intact for next season, the Nationals could be something of a wild card this offseason. They have few obvious weaknesses on their Major League roster, and they could decide to hunt for bargains and improve team depth. Or they could decide to make a big splash in free agency to […]

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Nationals don't extend any qualifying offers
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The Nationals did not extend any qualifying offers before Monday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline expired, as they had 12 players hit free agency.

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Max, Stras named NL Cy Young Award finalists
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The Nationals were built on the power of their starting rotation, and that strength was recognized when two Washington pitchers were named finalists for the National League Cy Young Award on Monday night.

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Watch Nats prospect in AFL Fall Stars Game
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Victor Robles represents the Nationals in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 8 ET. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.

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Lind joins ranks of Nationals' free agents
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Adam Lind is a free agent, as his mutual option was declined, according to the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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Filling out coaching staff to be 'group decision'
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Now that the Nationals have found, hired and introduced manager Dave Martinez, they can begin the work of filling out his coaching staff. They made a significant step Thursday when they named Kevin Long their new hitting coach, getting one of the hottest coaching commodities on the market.

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