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  • Nationals sign Chris Young, increase starting pitching depth

    The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo make no secret about their search for starting pitching depth: it's constantly ongoing. That depth got a boost on Thursday when the Nationals signed Chris Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp. Published February 21 2013

  • Mark Lerner on the possibility of the Nationals staying in Viera: 'Nothing they can do about fixing the geography problem'

    Washington Nationals' principal owner Mark Lerner arrived in Viera on Wednesday and made his first appearance at the team's workout on Thursday morning. Lerner spent about 10 minutes chatting with reporters about a host of topics, and all of what he said can be found here, in a Q & A that touched on payroll, ticket sales, long-term contracts for Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg, and the possibility of getting an All-Star game -- among other things. But one thing that seems particularly relevant right now, given that the Nationals are here, are his comments on the organization's search to find a new home for their spring training complex. Published February 21 2013

  • Dan Haren was amped up for his live batting practice session

    There are very few mysteries in Washington Nationals camp this spring with so much of the 2013 projected roster made up of players who spent 2012 in the same uniform. But there are still a few new guys and no matter how veteran they are, there's still a natural impulse to want to impress. After Dan Haren threw live batting practice Thursday morning, manager Davey Johnson had to remind the 32-year-old that, while he understands it's human nature to want to do well from the outset with a new team, he wants him ready for April 1, not the Grapefruit League Opener on Saturday. Published February 21 2013

  • Christian Garcia feeling better, awaiting MRI results on forearm

    Washington Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia is awaiting MRI results on his right wrist and forearm to get some clarity on the tightness he's been feeling. Garcia, who described the feeling as a "tight kind of pull thing" he's felt when throwing his fastball, felt confident the issue was not anything too serious. Published February 21 2013