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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals release statement; Nats’ minor league cuts + more links...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait to see when MLB and the MLBPA find a way to bring baseball back...

ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan noted on Twitter last night that Arizona Diamondbacks’ owner Ken Kendrick said on the Burns and Gambo Show in AZ that Major League Baseball, “... will not approve any plan [for a 2020 season] with baseball in November — including the union’s 114-game plan with a regular season that ends [October]...

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Nationals’ statement: ‘We encourage our fellow citizens to lead by example’

The Washington Nationals issued a statement on social media at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday while their hometown streets of Washington were marched through by protesters and

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals trying to prep for what might be a sprint rather than a marathon...

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Collecting quotes from the last few months about how the Nationals are trying to stay sharp should baseball actually return this summer...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez talked shortly after Spring Training and the start of the 2020 were postponed in mid-March about knowing his club would have to be ready to play if/when what would clearly be a shortened season actually started.

“We have to get ready and get them ready to go play wherever...

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Sean Doolittle among Nationals to express support for protesters

After tear gas was used to disperse D.C. protestors, Nationals closer Sean Doolittle was the first member of the Nationals to voice his support for those protesting racial inequality.

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals reverse course on minor league stipends; MLB “mulls” shortened 2020 season + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals and MLB news so you don’t get caught looking like a Daydream Johnny...

ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reported last night that Major League Baseball, “intends to propose a shorter season in which they would pay players a full prorated share of their salaries,” if the two sides can’t reach an agreement on how things should work to get baseball back in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest update on negotiations on a potential 2020...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Kevin Long on filling the Anthony Rendon-sized void in the Nats’ lineup + more...

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Kevin Long shared his thoughts on the Nationals’ lineup in an interview on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio on Monday.

Kevin Long, Hitting Coach for the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals, told SiriusXM MLB Network Radio Power Alley hosts Jeff Joyce and Jim Duquette yesterday that he was happy to talk baseball for a change when he called in for an interview.

So ... he was, of course, asked how about filling the totally not-a-hole created by...

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Nationals will restore minor league pay after Sean Doolittle pledge

The 2020 MiLB season is expected to be canceled but the Washington Nationals will be restoring pay to their minor leaguers after players with the big club announced they'd be covering the difference in pay,

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Max Scherzer, Sean Doolittle provide powerful voices during baseball’s search for answers

Sean Doolittle was willing to talk about it. The topic was union business. Hes focused, detailed and informed when any player-related financial topic is put

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Nationals to Pay Minor League Players Through June After Sean Doolittle's Tweet

The Washington Nationals will pay their minor league players $400 per week through the month of June after previously saying they would cut the stipend to $300 per week...

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Nationals alter plans, decide to pay full stipend to minor leaguers

The Nationals reversed course Monday when the organization decided it will pay minor-league players under contract the full $400 weekly stipend originally agreed to across

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Nationals will continue paying minor leaguers' full stipend after player objections

Nationals ownership originally intended to drop the weekly pay for minor leaguers from $400 to $300. This prompted Washington reliever Sean Doolittle to publicly announce that he and his fellow major leaguers would chip in to cover the lost income.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals to continue paying remaining minor league players $400 a week stipend through June...

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Washington Nationals’ minor leaguers will continue to receive $400 a week stipend.

Shortly after the reports last night which said the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals had decided to pay their remaining minor league players through at least the end of June, (after 30-40 minor leaguers — depending on the report — were cut earlier this month), but at a reduced stipend of $300 a week instead of the $400 they had been receiving, Nats’...

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Nationals players pledge to cover minor leaguers' salary cuts

Washington, along with many other clubs, released two-dozen minor-league players last week due to the unforeseen circumstances.

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Sean Doolittle, Nationals teammates pledge to help organization's minor leaguers after team cuts pay

The World Series champions will lower minor-league players' pay to $300 per week in June

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National League DH: The good, bad and ugly

If and when MLB returns, some NL clubs are better prepared than others to adopt the DH, writes Yardbarker's Daniel R. Epstein.

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Sean Doolittle, Nationals players go to bat for minor leaguers facing pay cut

Washington's big leaguers will make up the difference of a 25 percent reduction in weekly stipends.

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals give minor leaguers decreased pay through June; Nats’ scouts on Juan Soto + more...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to see if MLB and the MLBPA can work something out.

Washington’s Nationals will pay their remaining minor leaguers through June, though at a reduced rate of $300 per week (down from $400).

This latest news comes after reports last week that the defending World Series champions were among the teams cutting players from their minor league affiliates, since there won’t be a minor league...

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Sean Doolittle says Nationals players will cover pay cuts scheduled for organization’s minor leaguers

Sean Doolittle tweeted late Sunday night that the Nationals major-league players will cover a pay cut minor-league players in the organization were going to endure.

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Washington Nationals players to help cover stipends for minor leaguers after pay cut

Washington Nationals Major League players are stepping up to help out the organization’s minor leaguers.

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals to pay minor leaguers at reduced rate through June + MLBPA sends MLB counter proposal on 2020 campaign...

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News on the Nationals’ minor leaguers and the MLBPA’s response to MLB’s plans for a potential 2020 season...

According to a report by Britt Ghiroli and Emily C. Waldon at The Athletic on Sunday, the Washington Nationals, who’d reportedly cut 24-to-30-plus players from their own minor affiliates last week, are going to continue paying the remaining minor leaguers through June, though at a reduced rate of $300 a week, down from...

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