Chatter Archive: March 2009


  • Wily Mo Pena released

    The Nationals released the talented, yet enigmatic slugger and re-assigned Gary Glover to minor-league camp. Published March 31 2009

  • Wrapping up Tuesday

    Dmitri homers, Stammen impresses, Hernandez jogs, Cabrera throws. Published March 31 2009

  • Dmitri homers, Stammen impresses [UPDATED AT 2:50 P.M.]

    Young hits three-run homer in third at-bat, while minor league right-hander mows down Tigers' major league lineup for four innings. Published March 31 2009

  • Dmitri's in the lineup, so is Stammen

    Veteran is back in the Nats' lineup today, DH'ing against the Tigers, who will be facing minor-league right-hander Craig Stammen. Published March 31 2009

  • Dmitri to remain in Viera

    Young won't make Nats' Opening Day roster, will continue working out at extended spring training in Viera for three weeks. Published March 30 2009

  • Wagner re-assigned to minors

    Reliever is cut from big-league camp, leaving 36 remaining on the roster. Published March 30 2009

  • A shaky home finale

    Martis struggles, Harris can't catch a popup and even Zimmerman commits an error. Published March 30 2009

  • Farewell to Space Coast

    Today's the last home game in Viera of the spring as the Nats hit the road for the final week of camp. Published March 30 2009

  • Man vs. Nature

    With a major rain storm looming, the Nats and Marlins are playing this game at a breakneck speed, treating to get in nine innings before Mother Nature strikes. Published March 29 2009

  • Cabrera scratched

    Right-hander has neck spasms, won't pitch today vs. Marlins. Published March 29 2009

  • Nats win, Dmitri talks

    Washington beats Houston, 6-3, and Dmitri Young has his first public comments of the spring. Published March 28 2009

  • Better results for Olsen

    Left-hander enjoys best start of spring, allowing one earned run over 5 2/3 innings against Houston. Published March 28 2009

  • More roster news: Dmitri added to 40-man

    Veteran first baseman had a handshake agreement with ex-GM Jim Bowden, but he still may not be ready physically to start the season in the majors. Published March 28 2009

  • Martis, Zimmermann make rotation, Pena on waivers

    Nats rotation is set, with Martis as No. 4 and Zimmermann as No. 5, Balester at Class AAA. Also, Wily Mo Pena is placed on waivers. Published March 28 2009

  • Battle of the aces

    John Lannan pitches well, but he's no match for Johan Santana. Published March 27 2009

  • Hernandez improving

    Injured second baseman could begin jogging Monday and be ready for Opening Day. Published March 27 2009

  • Waiting for cuts

    Nats are expected to trim their roster down today, but it didn't happen before the team bus left for Port St. Lucie. Published March 27 2009

  • Anderson Hernandez injured [updated at 10:15 p.m.]

    Nats second baseman comes up lame running out a grounder, helped off field. Published March 25 2009

  • Balester efficient vs. Braves

    Right-hander, needing a big outing to stay in the race for the No. 5 starter's job, pitches five quick innings against Atlanta. Published March 25 2009

  • Pregame news and notes

    Dunn will play some first base this week, Flores will return to lineup Saturday, Tavarez returns to D.R. to get visa. Published March 25 2009

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