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  • Former Nats OF Elijah Dukes arrested... again

    Elijah Dukes, once a promising Nats prospect, was arrested again on Thursday, this time with a warrant charging him with violating his probation.

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Elijah Dukes came back from Class AAA Syracuse and had a strong second half to the season.

    Elijah Dukes arrested again, charged with failure to appear

    Tampa police say the 28-year-old Dukes was arrested Monday night. The former Nationals outfielder has also been charged with an additional count of driving with a suspended license.

  • Former MLB player Dukes is arrested again in Fla.

    Troubled former Major League Baseball player Elijah Dukes has been arrested again, this time on drug charges.

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    Ex-National Dukes accused of slapping ex-girlfriend

    Former major league outfielder Elijah Dukes was being held in a Florida jail on Thursday after his pregnant ex-girlfriend accused him of slapping her in the face during an argument, authorities said.

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    Former Major League Baseball player Elijah Dukes is accused of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

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  • Dukes' run finishes wild game for Nats

    Dukes didn't find any immediate answers yesterday for his recent struggles. But in providing the winning run in the Nationals' 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, he showed even more reasons why he can be so dangerous. On Baseball: After further review, replay may be coming MLB point-counterpoint

  • Curveballs throw Dukes off balance

    Elijah Dukes is learning how to hit a breaking ball. He's learning how to control his temper. He's learning how pitchers are baiting him to chase a pitch out of the strike zone. The problem is, Dukes' lessons are being absorbed through a prolonged slump

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    The Washington Nationals gave Matt Chico nearly two months to work out his troubles in the big leagues, both out of the rotation and the bullpen. The club finally decided the 24-year-old left-hander would be better served finding himself in the minors.

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    The Washington Nationals' bats are still struggling, but it doesn't appear the team's season-long offensive ineptitude will come back to haunt hitting coach Lenny Harris anytime soon.

  • Seen and heard at Nationals Park

    Elijah Dukes ended batting practice with a flourish yesterday. The Nationals outfielder crushed one of the last pitches of the session into the second deck above the right-center field fence, a blast that must have measured at least 450 feet. Making it all the more impressive was that Dukes is right-handed and thus hit the ball to the opposite field. Of course, batting practice power counts for nothing, and Dukes entered last night's game with no homers, one RBI and an .042 average.

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  • "It always feels good to hit that winning home run," Dukes said. "But to get that good walk and have somebody drive you in ... it feels even better. It kind of pumps the team up to say we don't all have to hit the long ball. We can just out-hustle people and win, too."

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  • "I get a little impatient with a 3-2 count," Dukes said. "I swing at that ball that probably wasn't as good as the first ball he threw to me. Just developing that patience and knowing my strike zone is what I really need to work on."

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