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Chatter Archive: March 2009


  • Belliard injured [updated]

    Second baseman apparently injures his left ankle running down the first-base line. Nats trailing Florida, 4-1, after four innings. Published March 18 2009

  • More on Hill, Beimel

    Manny Acta and Mike Rizzo explain the decision to release Shawn Hill and sign reliever Joe Beimel. Published March 18 2009

  • Nationals release Shawn Hill

    Just a day after a pain-free start, the Washington Nationals have released Shawn Hill. Published March 18 2009

  • Ready for the home stretch

    We're down to the final 2 1/2 weeks of spring training, and there's still plenty for the Nats to sort out before they break camp. Published March 18 2009

  • Tuesday morning news

    It's a cloudy and quiet Tuesday morning here at Space Coast Stadium, where the Nats are getting ready for an 11:00 intrasquad game on their day off. Here's the news from Manny Acta's morning press conference: Published March 17 2009

  • Nats win 3-1

    The big story today was Shawn Hill and Jordan Zimmermann. The two combined for two hits and eight strikeouts in five innings. Published March 16 2009

  • Hill (and a Guzman injury)

    Shawn Hill looked impresssive in his one inning today, while Cristian Guzman left early with a cut on his toe. Published March 16 2009

  • Nats make next round of cuts

    The Nationals cut 11 players from major-league camp this morning, trimming the spring training roster to 47. Published March 16 2009

  • Balester, Tavarez and J-Lo

    An update on Collin Balester's day, plus some colorful insight from the Nats' newest reliever on how he got here. Published March 15 2009

  • Post-game wrapup

    Nice rally from the Nats in the ninth inning to win 6-2 over the Mets today. They'd had two hits to that point, but came alive for six runs at the end of the game, including four with two outs. Published March 14 2009

  • ...And we're back

    Some news from the Nats-Mets game in Port St. Lucie: Published March 14 2009

  • Wrapping things up from Kissimmee

    The Nationals tied the Astros 2-2, in both their second tie and their second extra-inning affair with Houston this week. Here are the finer points of tonight's game: Published March 13 2009

  • A Chad Cordero update

    Just heard from a source close to Chad Cordero that the Nationals watched their former closer throw several times this spring, but never made him a formal offer. Published March 13 2009

  • Nats sign Julian Tavarez

    The Nationals just announced they have signed right-hander Julian Tavarez to a non-guaranteed minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league camp. Published March 13 2009

  • Hello from Kissimmee

    Some pregame news from the Nationals-Astros game tonight: Published March 13 2009

  • Cordero signs with Seattle

    Former Nats closer, coming back from injury, signs a minor-league deal with Mariners. Published March 13 2009

  • Cabrera's big hit (and more)

    The big story of the day here was Daniel Cabrera--and not because of his pitching. The 6-foot-9 right-hander, he of the 14-for-14 track record in Baltimore (that's 14 strikeouts, not 14 hits), actually dropped a single into right field in the third inning against the Braves today. Published March 12 2009

  • Morning Manny notes

    Here's the Cliff notes version of what Manny Acta had to say this morning: Published March 12 2009

  • Nats sign Kip Wells (UPDATED AT 5:57 P.M.)

    The Nationals announced late this afternoon they have signed right-hander Kip Wells to a non-guaranteed minor-league deal. Published March 11 2009

  • Reaction from Zimmermann

    Here's what Jordan Zimmermann had to say about his day: Published March 10 2009