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Washington Nationals’ MacKenzie Gore looks towards Nats debut; determined to remain healthy in ‘23...

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MacKenzie Gore didn’t get to start for the Nationals last season, but he’s heading to Spring Training healthy...

MacKenzie Gore, a 2017 1st Round pick by the San Diego Padres, who’ll turn 24 later this month, was acquired by the Washington Nationals in the big trade deadline deal for Juan Soto and Josh Bell back on August 2, 2022. Gore made his major league debut in mid-April last season, posting a 4.50 ERA, a 4.12 FIP, 37 walks...

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Washington Nationals & Victor Robles avoid arbitration, agree on 1-year deal for 2023...

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Victor Robles and the Nationals will not be going to arbitration, which is probably a good thing...

Washington’s Nationals and outfielder Victor Robles have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal for 2023 which the club announced on Monday afternoon, includes “... a club option for the 2024 season.”

The two sides submitted their salary figures for the new season earlier this winter, when they failed to agree on a deal before the...

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Nationals, OF Victor Robles avoid arbitration

Robles could potentially be the club’s everyday center fielder this year, though it remains to be seen how much leeway he’ll get if his offense doesn’t improve.

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Washington Nationals’ 2023 Rotation: Trevor Williams back to starting in ‘23...

Washington’s Nationals added the 30-year-old right-hander to the starting rotation on a 2-year deal.

Trevor Williams signed a two-year/$13M deal with the Washington Nationals after a season and a half in New York and a 2022 campaign in which he made nine starts and 30 appearances overall for the Mets, putting up a 3.21 ERA, a 3.88 FIP, 23 walks, 84 strikeouts, and a .253/.307/.413 line against over 89 2?3 innings pitched, mostly in relief (51 IP).

“I love being in a rotation and posting...

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Nationals Sign Chad Kuhl To Minor League Deal

The Nationals announced that right-hander Chad Kuhl has been signed to a minor league deal, and invited to Washington’s big league Spring Training camp.

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Pirates Sign Juan Minaya To Minor League Deal

The Pirates have added veteran right-hander Juan Minaya on a minor league deal, per John Dreker of Pirates Prospects. Minaya, 32, appeared in six games for the Twins last season, tossing 9 2/3 innings of 5.59 ERA ball.

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Outfielder Blake Rutherford signs minors deal with the Nationals

Former White Sox prospect Blake Rutherford has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals. According to MILB.com’s transactions log, the outfielder signed his contract with the organization back on January 28.

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Washington Nationals make big leap on Keith Law’s farm system rankings for 2023…

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No. 27 to No. 30 to No. 11 in the last three years…

Coming off their World Series win in 2019 and a disappointing follow-up in 2020’s 60-game COVID campaign, The Athletic’s Keith Law ranked Washington’s Nationals’ 30th overall among MLB’s 30 farm systems, noting that the club spent a lot of prospect capital on the way to winning the first championship by a D.C.-based team since 1924.

“They’ve traded prospects, drafted lower in the first...

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Washington Nationals’ prospects on Keith Law’s Top 100 + more...

Mike Rizzo is excited about the state of the Nationals’ minor league system, and the baseball world likes the high-end prospects in the organization...

Trading Juan Soto (and Josh Bell) to the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline last August, Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo told reporters at the end of the 2022 campaign, gave the club’s all-in reboot, rebuild, or whatever, a boost with five highly-regarded prospects [CJ Abrams, MacKenzie Gore, Robert Wood, Robert Hassell III, and...

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Washington Nationals’ 2023 Rotation: Cade Cavalli ready; building for ‘23…

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Cade Cavalli made it to the majors last summer. Now he has to figure out how to stay…

Davey Martinez told reporters at the 2022 Winter Meetings, in early December, he’d recently spoken with 24-year-old, 2020 1st Rounder Cade Cavalli, who was raring to go after making his debut in the major leagues late last season, before a right shoulder issue shut him down in September.

Cavalli put in the work over the last few weeks of the season, but didn’t return to...

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Giants Sign Joe Ross To Minor League Deal

The Giants announced that they have signed right-hander Joe Ross to a minor league deal, with Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com among those who relayed the news on Twitter.  Ross has received an invitation to major league Spring Training.

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Washington Nationals add Alex Colomé to bullpen mix…

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A reliever the Nationals have expressed interest in over the years signed a minor league deal over the weekend…

There were rumors of interest in Alex Colomè on the Washington Nationals’ part all the way back in 2016 and again in 2019, though the Nats never acquired or signed the right-handed reliever, but the club and the now-34-year-old, 10-year veteran agreed on a minor league deal for 2023.

Colomè is coming off a 2022 campaign in which he put up...

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Nationals sign one-time All-Star reliever to minor league deal

The rebuilding Nats are a good destination for a veteran reliever trying to restore value.

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Washington Nationals’ Roster ?s: Rotation Edition - Josiah Gray in 2023...

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Josiah Gray got through a full big league season for the first time, with some bumps along the way...

Going into what would end up being his final start of the 2022 campaign, Josiah Gray had given up 4+ runs in four straight starts, with five home runs allowed in 19 2?3 innings pitched over that stretch, and the 25-year-old starter, in his first full run in the majors, gave up another long ball in his last outing (for an NL-high 38 HRs allowed on the year), but...

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Tigers, Cesar Hernandez Agree To Minor League Deal

The Tigers and veteran infielder Cesar Hernandez are in agreement on a minor league contract, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The Octagon client will be invited to major league camp this spring.

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Washington Nationals news & notes: Rotation ?s edition…

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Have we seen the last of Stephen Strasburg on the mound for the Nats?

Strasburg’s Future:

Davey Martinez talked at length at the 2022 Winter Meetings about the club’s expectations for Stephen Strasburg in 2023, following three seasons of injuries and surgeries which have limited him to just eight starts and 31 1?3 innings pitched in the majors.

“I’m not going to put any more pressure on Strasburg,” the manager said.

“I know he’s...

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Washington Nationals’ 2023 Roster: Lane Thomas and his role…

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A quick look at Lane Thomas and the Nats’ plans for their outfielder…

Davey Martinez told reporters at the 2022 Winter Meetings outfielder Lane Thomas was one of several players on the roster in D.C. who’d sent the manager video of their offseason work as they got back at it in preparation for the 2023 campaign.

Washington’s 27-year-old outfielder, the Nationals’ skipper said, was hard at work on some of the things they asked him to focus on this...

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Washington Nationals’ 2023 Roster in a post-shift world…

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How will the teams adjust to the new rules banning the shift, and how will they push the boundaries of what the league will now allow...

Davey Martinez told reporters earlier this winter about videos he was getting from some of his players showing the work they were doing this offseason to get into shape after they all went through the grind of 2022’s 107-loss campaign and got a couple months of rest.

Luis García, in particular, stood out for the...

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Tres Barrera thanks Nats after signing minor-league deal with Cardinals

Free agent catcher Tres Barrera signed a minor-league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals after seven seasons with the Washington Nationals. Barrera thanked the Nationals for allowing him to fulfill his dream of playing in Major League Baseball shortly after his signing with the Cardinals.

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Cardinals Sign Tres Barrera To Minor League Deal

The Cardinals and catcher Tres Barrera are in agreement on a minor league contract, reports FanSided’s Robert Murray (via Twitter). The Ballengee Group client will receive an invitation to big league camp in Spring Training, where he’ll vie for a backup job to offseason signee Willson Contreras.

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