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  • **FILE** Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Cesar Izturis fields a line drive hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins to end the second inning of the Phillies' 7-6 home win on July 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Shortstop Cesar Izturis claimed off waivers by Nationals

    The Nationals shored up their middle-infield depth Monday, acquiring Cesar Izturis on a waiver claim from the Milwaukee Brewers. Mark DeRosa was placed on the disabled list with a left abdominal strain, making the move for Izturis not only timely but necessary.


  • Phyllis Willson cheers for the Nationals during their game against the Rockies at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 6, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

    Woodbridge family has been a hit with Nationals big-league hopefuls

    The home of Steve and Phyllis Wilson, on a tree-lined Virginia street, does not immediately distinguish itself from the equally lovely ones around it. There is no way to know just from looking that their home is unique - that their home has helped groom so many major league players.


  • Outfielder Bryce Harper, who made his major league debut April 28, is leading the Nationals in batting with a .294 average. (Associated Press)

    Nationals' rookies receiving valuable guidance

    It's been more than two years since Nationals reliever Drew Storen walked into a major league clubhouse for the first time. But his recollection of that day is as vivid as ever.


  • Stephen Lombardozzi is one Washington National who partakes in difference exercises to strengthen his eyes. (Associated Press)

    Nationals players praise special glasses that help strenghthen vision

    Steve Lombardozzi reached into the back of his locker to find the glasses. Protected in a carrying case with a hard shell and foam inside, he handled them delicately. The Nike Strobe glasses go for around $500 per pair, so Lombardozzi is sure to be gentle with them.


  • Washington Nationals' Wilson Ramos, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning hit scoring Steve Lombardozzi in the 11th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 during their baseball game at Nationals Park, Friday, May 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Ramos, Nationals earn walk-off win over Phillies

    The moment the ball hit his bat, Wilson Ramos knew. He flung his arms out, dropped his bat and lifted his hands above his head. He held the pose all the way to first base, as his teammates poured out of the Washington Nationals' dugout, the clock inching toward 11 p.m., and the raucous Nationals Park crowd showering them with adulation.


  • Washington Nationals' Stephen Lombardozzi is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring from second base on a single by Ryan Zimmerman during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012. The Nationals beat the Astros 6-3. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Lombardozzi helps Strasburg, Nats pull out win

    In a Washington Nationals season that is just 11 games old, Steve Lombardozzi spent nine of the first 10 getting antsy.


  • New York Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson, left, watches as Washington Nationals third baseman Steve Lombardozzi fields Curtis Granderson's first-inning single during their spring training game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Nationals' Steve Lombardozzi turns heads at the plate and in the field

    Steve Lombardozzi isn't exactly one for lollygagging on the basepaths. So, when he hit a rocket home run to left field Friday afternoon, CC Sabathia was still watching it fly by the time Lombardozzi was rounding second base.


  • Lombardozzi's first hit helps Nationals top Mets

    Steve Lombardozzi spent his first week in the major leagues playing in front of groups of friends and family that numbered into the 50s.


  • September youth influx complete

    The Washington Nationals completed their 2011 roster expansion Tuesday, adding right-hander Brad Peacock and infielder Steve Lombardozzi, along with right-handers Yunesky Maya, Craig Stammen, left-hander Atahualpa Severino and outfielder Corey Brown.


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