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NATIONALS WATCH

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Morse seizing opportunity in left

The Nationals came into this spring knowing that the outfield competition, save for Jayson Werth's right field spot, was wide open. Michael Morse is making the decision in left field easier each and every time he steps to the plate.

Bryce Harper optioned to Single-A Hagerstown

Bryce Harper was optioned to Single-A Hagerstown following Saturday's game, along with left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino, optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, while right-handed pitchers Ryan Mattheus and Tim Wood were sent to minor league camp.

Spring Training broadcast schedule

I realize this isn't breaking news, but the Nationals spring training broadcast schedule hasn't been posted on this blog yet and I've gotten a few questions about it, especially with tonight's 6:05 p.m. game against the Astros being shown on MASN.

Nationals trim roster, cut 12

The Nationals made significant changes to their major league camp today with Adam Carr, Garrett Mock, Luis Atilano, J.D. Martin, Josh Wilkie, Carlos Maldonado, Jhonatan Solano, Michael Aubrey, Kevin Barker, Jonathan Van Every, and Jeff Fraizer all being jettisoned in the team's second round of cuts. They also released Cla Meredith.

The Harper Countdown

Between the fanfare for his arrival and the new catchphrases he seems to throw into the baseball lexicon daily -- the latest that he's feeling "hitterish" -- Bryce Harper has been quite an attraction in Nationals camp this spring. The only question now is how much longer the Nationals are going to keep him with the major league club.

Catching up with former Nationals

While you're awaiting the first pitch (though, as a reminder, the game is not on radio or TV today) I thought I would take a look at how some former Nationals are doing this spring

Welcome to Nationals Watch

Welcome to Nationals Watch, the Washington Times' newest addition to its growing stable of sports blogs and what I hope will become one of the best places to visit for comprehensive coverage of the Washington Nationals.