Washington Nationals

Nats hire ex-Mets, Yanks hitting coach Long
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On the day they introduced new manager Dave Martinez, the Nationals announced that former Mets hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that vacancy for them.

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3 key offseason questions facing Nationals
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The Nationals have been in this difficult situation before, with the task of taking a dominant division winner that came up short during the postseason and finding ways to improve it.

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Robles, Gushue deliver in big frame for Mesa
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Nationals players took center stage in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday as two of their top prospects, Victor Robles and Taylor Gushue, both delivered in a big inning for the Solar Sox. Despite the beginning of the game leaning in favor of the Surprise Saguaros, Mesa was able to close things out, 8-5, thanks […]

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Nationals Gutierrez boosts Mesa with big triple
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For the Washington Nationals, Kelvin Gutierrez is a name viewed with plenty of potential and excitement. His talent was on display Monday afternoon as his two-RBI triple in the second inning helped the Mesa Solar Sox defeat the Salt River Rafters, 8-4.

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Source: Nats hire Martinez as manager
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The Nationals have reached an agreement to name Dave Martinez as their new manager, a source confirmed to MLB.com Sunday morning. Martinez emerged as the front-runner for the job during the past week and the Nationals extended beyond their usual commitment to secure their top candidate.

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Nationals' Arizona Fall League overview
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Mike Rosenbaum checks in on the Nationals’ Arizona Fall League participants, including the organization’s No. 23 prospect, Taylor Gushue, who is coming off his best season as a pro.

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Source: Nats interview Martinez, Farrell
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The Nationals began interviewing candidates for their vacant managerial position this week. Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez and former Red Sox manager John Farrell both interviewed in D.C. this week, a source confirmed to MLB.com, as Washington begins its interview process to replace Dusty Baker.

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Rendon, Taylor seeking first Gold Glove Award
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Two standouts from the Nationals 2017 defense are being recognized for their excellence in the field this season. Third baseman Anthony Rendon and center fielder Michael A. Taylor were both named finalists for the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove awards on Thursday.

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Manager search no small task for Rizzo, Nats
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The Nationals are one of two teams in baseball searching for a manager following the announcement on Friday that Dusty Baker will not return in 2018.

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Source: Nats to interview Cubs' Martinez
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The Nationals will bring in Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez to interview for their managerial opening, a source told MLB.com on Monday, confirming multiple reports.

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Nats top prospect Robles added to AFL roster
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Victor Robles, the Nationals’ No. 1 prospect and the No. 2 overall player on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 List, was added to the club’s Arizona Fall League roster and was set to be in the Mesa Solar Sox’s lineup on Monday night.

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Murphy has microfracture surgery on right knee
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Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy underwent surgery Friday to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee. The club announced the debridement and microfracture surgery was performed successfully by Dr. Timothy Kremchek, an orthopedic surgeon in Ohio.

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