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  • Minor league right-hander Cortes not in camp with Nationals

    The Nationals signed pitcher Dan Cortes to a minor league deal this past offseason with the hope that the hard-throwing right-hander would be able to give them depth at the top of their minor league system. Unfortunately, Cortes was unable to pass his physical with the Nationals so the deal was voided, a source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Published February 29 2012

  • Desmond, Gonzalez re-spark old rivalry and other notes from Wednesday's workout

    Notes from Wednesday on Ian Desmond vs. Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals' moving their workouts inside Space Coast Stadium, Bryce Harper's twitter account and more. Published February 29 2012

  • Burnett trying to make spring training work for him

    Last year, Sean Burnett turned in one of the most impressive spring training stat lines you'll see. The left-hander pitched in 10 games, allowed just five hits and a walk and never gave up a run in 9 1/3 innings of work. He fielded questions about being the Nationals' closer and got three saves in the Nationals' first 10 games. Published February 29 2012

  • Injury updates: Werth, LaRoche, Tracy, Maya

    The Nationals were missing four from their workout Wednesday with Jayson Werth (back spasms), Adam LaRoche (ankle, shoulder), Chad Tracy (knee) and Yunesky Maya (pharyngitis) all excused from the day's events. None of the issues are considered serious. Published February 29 2012

  • Jayson Werth misses second straight Nationals workout

    Jayson Werth was not present on the field at Space Coast Stadium Wednesday morning as the Nationals began their second straight workout without him. Werth, who missed Tuesday's workout with back spasms, didn't offer much in the way of an update on his condition this morning. Asked how he was feeling he stopped long enough to say "I don't care," but then kept walking. Published February 29 2012

  • Henry Rodriguez draws rave reviews in bullpen session

    Henry Rodriguez arrived to camp late and, as a result, didn't throw his first bullpen session of the season until Sunday. He threw his second Tuesday morning and as pitching coach Steve McCatty was walking away from it, another Nationals coach asked him in passing how Rodriguez looked. McCatty got out just one word: "Wow." Published February 29 2012