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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Adam Lind is a free agent, as his mutual option was declined, according to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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.