Nationals Watch Archive: March 2013


  • Anthony Rendon, Matt Skole, Nate Karns among seven Nationals cut from major league camp

    Rendon, Skole, Karns and Sandy Leon will all start the minor league season with Double-A Harrisburg, a team that looks like it will be prospect-laden this season. Published March 14 2013

  • Wilson Ramos to catch back-to-back games for first time since surgery

    Wilson Ramos caught five innings for the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon. And when they take the field against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Ramos will be behind the plate again. For the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee, Ramos will catch back-to-back games, another step in his road back to being the Nationals' everyday catcher. Published March 13 2013

  • Nationals-Mets lineups: Regulars stay home in split-squad & morning notes

    The Washington Nationals play their first split-squad games on Wednesday with most of the regulars staying home in Viera to take on the New York Mets and the other half of the roster traveling to Kissimee to take on the Houston Astros. Published March 13 2013

  • Stephen Strasburg named Nationals' Opening Day starter

    Stephen Strasburg will start on Opening Day for the Washington Nationals for the second consecutive season, manager Davey Johnson confirmed on Wednesday morning. Published March 13 2013

  • Gio Gonzalez throws five scoreless innings in Team USA win

    Gio Gonzalez took the mound at Marlins Park Tuesday night for what, technically, was his fourth spring training start. But in five scoreless, often dominant, innings for Team USA against Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, Gonzalez hardly took the form of a pitcher in pre-season. Published March 12 2013

  • USA-Puerto Rico lineups: Gio Gonzalez starts for Team USA

    Gio Gonzalez is warming up in left field at Marlins Park and the Washington Nationals left-hander will pitch for Team USA against Puerto Rico in about 25 minutes. Published March 12 2013

  • Miami New Times decides not to turn Biogenesis records over to MLB

    The Miami New Times announced on Tuesday that the newspaper has decided not to turn the records it obtained in their investigation of Biogenesis over to Major League Baseball. Published March 12 2013

  • Stephen Strasburg working on varying his times out of the stretch

    Stephen Strasburg knows the secret's out. His delivery out of the stretch is not slow, rarely is it more than a second. But in 2012 it was also rarely different. Teams timed him. They ran on him. Strasburg allowed 14 stolen bases in 2012, and he came to camp this spring ready to change the way he set up in the stretch. Published March 11 2013

  • Former Nationals manager Manny Acta joins ESPN

    Former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta joined ESPN this week in what the network is calling a multi-platform role. Published March 11 2013

  • Nationals-Braves lineup: Relievers to begin regular roles

    VIERA, Fla. — It's a bright and breezy 72-degree afternoon at Sun Coast Stadium where Stephen Strasburg will start against the Atlanta Braves. A little farther South, Gio Gonzalez is in Miami awaiting his Tuesday start for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Published March 11 2013

  • Team USA advances in WBC, Gio Gonzalez will start for them Tuesday

    With Team USA securing its comeback victory over Canada in the World Baseball Classic Sunday night, the Washington Nationals got a little more clarity on where their pitchers will be performing in the next week or so. Gio Gonzalez will travel to Miami Monday night and start for USA on Tuesday night against the winner of Sunday night's Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico game. Published March 10 2013

  • Dan Haren continues to work on moving inside on hitters in third spring start

    A lot of this spring for Dan Haren is about acclimating himself and adjusting to new things. A new team, new teammates, new facilities, a new league and new catchers. Then there are the new things he's trying to add to a repertoire that has made him one of the most reliable starting pitchers in the major leagues over the course of his career. Published March 10 2013

  • Ross Detwiler throws four innings of relief to help Team USA beat Italy

    Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson fought off sleep well past 11 p.m. on the east coast Saturday night to watch Ross Detwiler pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He was rewarded for his efforts when the Nationals' left-hander turned in a tremendous four-inning performance and helped the USA beat Italy and set-up a winner-take-all showdown with Canada on Sunday afternoon. Published March 10 2013

  • Nationals-Tigers lineups: Facing the AL champions

    The Washington Nationals made the two-hour trip west to Joker Marchant Stadium Sunday morning to take on the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers. Dan Haren, who knows the Tigers well from his days in the American League, will pitch for the Nationals. Published March 10 2013

  • Nationals notes: Ryan Zimmerman homers, Chris Young's 'erratic' start and more

    The Washington Nationals were down two runs to the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon when Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit back-to-back home runs off left-hander Brad Hand. Published March 9 2013

  • Injury updates on Jayson Werth, Christian Garcia, Ryan Zimmerman and Nate Karns

    Updates on Jayson Werth, Christian Garcia, Nate Karns and Ryan Zimmerman Published March 9 2013

  • Minor roster moves plus Nationals-Marlins lineups

    VIERA, Fla. -- Some minor roster shuffling today at Space Coast Park, as Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed Will Ohman was released and Bill Bray reported to minor league camp. Published March 9 2013

  • Nationals-Cardinals notes and lineups

    VIERA, Fla. -- Plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s at Space Coast Stadium this afternoon after unseasonably cool weather in previous days. Published March 8 2013

  • Nationals-Astros notes and lineups

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Gio Gonzalez will be limited to 50 pitches today in his final start for the Washington Nationals before he departs for the World Baseball Classic. Published March 7 2013

  • Nationals-Phillies lineups and notes

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Not many Washington Nationals regulars made the two-and-a-half hour trek to Bright House Field for today's 1:05 p.m. game with the Philadelphia Phillies. Published March 6 2013

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