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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Grapefruit League opener today; Davey Martinez preparing for season + more...

Notes and quotes to get you ready for the start of the Grapefruit League season...

NATIONALS PREPARE FOR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE OPENER:

With one day to go before the start of Grapefruit League action, Davey Martinez and his club put in work on Friday, preparing for the first game of the spring, which takes place today in West Palm Beach, FL (6:05 PM ET; Radio: nats.com; with a replay on the MLB Network at 10:00 PM).

“We really wanted to work on some — like the simple things I always...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Pitching plans for Nats’ weekend matchups; Jackson Rutledge in 2024 + more...

Notes and quotes as the Nationals prepare for the Grapefruit League opener tomorrow...

PITCHING PLANS:

Having announced his plan to send Patrick Corbin out to start the Grapefruit League opener on Saturday, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez provided more details about the plans for the pitching over the first weekend of games this spring.

Corbin will start against the Houston Astros in the clubs’ shared Spring Training home (6:05 PM ET; Radio only via Nationals.com*), then...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Spring Training quick hits, leftover bits, and more…

Notes and quotes from the second day of full squad workouts in West Palm Beach, FL...

FUTURE OUTFIELD ALIGNMENT PREVIEW:

Beat writers on the scene in West Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday noticed the way the Nationals lined things up with their young outfield prospects in camp (Robert Hassell III, Dylan Crews, James Wood) when they took the field together for the first day of full squad workouts of Spring Training 2024:

For what it’s worth, Nats have Hassell working in left, Crews in center,...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Cade Cavalli building towards return to Nationals’ rotation...

Notes and quotes on the Nationals’ No. 1 pitching prospect...

Cade Cavalli made his MLB debut with one start late in 2022, but felt discomfort in his right shoulder as he worked to prepare for start No. 2 in Washington’s rotation, and was eventually shut down for the year. Then the 25-year-old, 2020 1st Round pick was poised to pitch in the majors last spring, before he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow pitching in Spring Training and underwent Tommy John...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez happy to get Spring Training started...

Notes and quotes from the first day of live BP in WPB...

Davey Martinez played 16 seasons in the majors, retiring after 2001 before he started his second career, as a Spring Training instructor with the Tampa Bay Rays, and, eventually, became a coach with the club in 2008.

He spent 10 years as a bench coach with Madden in Tampa and Chicago, taking a number of interviews for managerial jobs before he finally got one in Washington in 2018.

So he has plenty of experience in Spring Training, but...

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Nationals owner says team no longer for sale

As spring training begins, the Washington Nationals are off the auction block. Mark Lerner, principal owner of the club, told the Washington Post on Monday that the Lerner family has decided against attempting to sell the Nationals.

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Report: Lerner family no longer pursuing sale of Nationals

The Lerner family is no longer pursuing a sale of the Nationals, Mark Lerner tells Andrew Golden of The Washington Post.

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Nationals ownership makes big decision on potential sale

The Lerner family purchased the Nationals from Major League Baseball in 2006.

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Nationals Sale No Longer Being Explored by Lerner Family Ahead of 2024 MLB Season

The Lerner family is no longer considering a sale of the Washington Nationals. "We have determined, our family has determined, that we are not going to sell…

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Dylan Crews arrives; Nats’ bullpen mix + more...

Notes and quotes from West Palm Beach, FL...

CREWS ARRIVES IN WEST PALM:

Davey Martinez’s advice for Dylan Crews going into his first big league Spring Training was simple.

“Be a sponge, learn as much as he can,” the manager said.

“We’re excited to have him. It was good to see him today. He looks good.”

Crews, who’ll turn 22 on the 26th of this month, arrived in West Palm Beach, FL on Sunday.

“He’s going to get an opportunity to go out there and play a little bit in...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats add depth on minor league deals; Davey Martinez talks arms...

Notes and quotes from Saturday in West Palm Beach, FL...

Zach Davies, 31, made 18 starts for the Arizona D-backs last season, posting a 7.00 ERA, 4.58 FIP, 39 walks (4.26 BB/9), 72 Ks (7.87 K/9), and a .295/.370/.461 line against in 82 1?3 innings pitched.

Davies has a 4.36 ERA, a 4.48 FIP, and a .262/.326/.426 line against in his 200 career starts, over nine major league seasons.

He’s set to join the Washington Nationals in Spring Training now, after agreeing to a minor league deal with...

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Nationals sign struggling right-hander to minors contract

The Nationals have signed right-hander Zach Davies to a minor league deal.

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Washington Nationals news & notes: Stone Garrett; Jacob Barnes; + more from Davey Martinez...

Notes and quotes from the Nationals’ manager and GM and some other things...

GARRETT BUILDING UP:

Stone Garrett, who turned 28 this past November, signed with Washington’s Nationals as a free agent in November of 2022, after making his MLB debut with Arizona’s Diamondbacks as a 26-year-old in the ‘22 campaign.

Garrett suffered a season-ending injury (fractured left fibula) in August, but he finished the year with a .269/.343/.457 line, 17 doubles, nine home runs, 82 Ks, and 26 walks...

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Nationals, Jacob Barnes Agree To Minor League Deal

The Nationals and right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes are in agreement on a minor league contract, reports Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com. The Vayner Sports client will presumably be in big league camp as a non-roster invitee.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Spring Training updates; Injury news; CF in D.C. in 2024...

Notes and quotes from the first two days of Spring Training 2024...

GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND YOU AND YOU:

Davey Martinez talked on Day 1 of Spring Training 2024 about watching all of the players the club assembled this year as they are reuniting, getting comfortable, or getting to know one another in West Palm Beach, FL.

Returning players from 2023’s roster, those who signed on this winter, and the prospects in their system who got invited to big league Spring Training, are all starting to...

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Stephen Strasburg spring training locker a sad reminder

This locker was not supposed to be there.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Spring Training 2024 Day 1 - Go 0-1 today + more...

Notes and quotes from Day 1 of Spring Training in West Palm Beach, FL.

“The whole staff has to do a better job of throwing strike one,” Washington’s GM, Mike Rizzo, told fans in a recent season ticket holder event in D.C.

“To me it’s the most important pitch in the game. We’re going to put up a sign in Spring Training.

“I told [Manager] Davey [Martinez], we’re going to put up a sign in Spring Training that says, ‘I don’t care how fast you throw ball four.’”

Those...

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Nationals appear to be closing up shop on offseason

The Washington Nationals are just about ready for spring training, though whether they have a roster that's ready to climb out of the NL East basement remains an open question.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Pitchers and catchers report; offseason work...

Notes and quotes from Nats new and old on their offseason work and ways they tried to improve for 2024...

Davey Martinez sent Luis García home with an agenda this offseason, and Washington’s manager delivered a message in their exit interview at the end of the Nationals’ 2023 campaign.

“I told him he’s got to get agile,” Martinez told reporters at the Winter Meetings in early December.

“He’s another guy, we got to get him more to swing less. I don’t want to take his...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals news & notes: Nats’ Spring Training invitees...

Notes and quotes about the young prospects who will be in big league camp this spring…

Back on January 30th, the Washington Nationals announced which of the organization’s top prospects were going to be in big league Spring Training this year. The list they released for 2024 included outfielders, “Dylan Crews, Robert Hassell III, and James Wood, as well as infielders Darren Baker, Brady House, and Trey Lipscomb,” who will each be taking part in their first Major League Spring...

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