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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Wieters is unlikely to push the needle much for the Nationals, as he owns a .302 OBP over the past four seasons and the metrics suggest he's a poor pitch-framer. He's probably better than Derek Norris at the plate, but his OPS last year was actually just league average for a catcher. Big name, but not that good.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Matt Wieters deal is 2017 10.5 2018 10.5 with player opt out with Nationals

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BBTN: Turner On Regaining Comfort At SS

Nationals SS Trea Turner talks to Buster Olney about regaining comfort in the infield this season, developing a relationship with Daniel Murphy, his plate approach and more.

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4hEddie Matz

Source: Wieters, Nationals reach 2-year deal

Catcher Matt Wieters, who has 117 career home runs, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals, who are looking to replace All-Star Wilson Ramos.


BBTN: Pace Of Play, Early Observations & More

Buster Olney talks to Jayson Stark about possible incentives to improve pace of play, early observations from spring and more. Plus, a "Call to the Legends" with Mike Krukow, a chat with Nationals SS Trea Turner and Andrew Marchand with an update on the Yankees.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

A team that has been talking with the White Sox says they've been waiting for Nats to sign Matt Wieters to rekindle David Robertson trade talks. White Sox need a catcher. Derek Norris or Pedro Severino could be a fit.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Washington Nationals are close to signing all star catcher Matt Wieters on a guaranteed 2-year deal with a player opt out after year 1. Scott Boras negotiated the deal with both the owner and GM according to sources. Salary has not been revealed. Deal was first reported by Fanrag Sports.

Scherzer's wife threw away no-hitter jersey (1:53)
Harper shows Randy Scott around Nats' clubhouse (3:22)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats star Bryce Harper on the what-have-you-done-lately mentality: "You're only as good as your last at-bat. So ripping a single through the hole against Jansen, I guess I'm pretty dang good."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats slugger ?Daniel Murphy admits to being a FanGraphs geek and is all about launch angle. "Optimally about 25 degrees at 98 miles an hour. Those are home runs. We've kinda been given some of the answers to the test."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite national attention for his eye-popping rookie season, Nats SS Trea Turner says people still have no clue who he is. "Me and Bryce went to a pizza place last night. He was taking pictures with everyone. I was just sitting there."


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A day after putting his Opening Day status in question, Nats ace Max Scherzer throws off flat ground.

Questions linger about Scherzer's Opening Day availability (1:13)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats ace Max Scherzer may not be ready for Opening Day. "I don't even want to comment on it," said Scherzer, "because I don't even know what I'm going to be able to do or not." The 2016 Cy Young winner is recovering from a fractured knuckle in his right ring finger.

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5dEddie Matz

Nats' Scherzer rehabbing; opener up in air

NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is still recovering from a finger injury, and it's not clear if he will be ready for Opening Day.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's Nats righty Stephen Strasburg throwing off a mound on the first official day of workouts. Strasburg's 2016 season ended in early September due to a flexor strain.

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Bryce Harper with a mullet? Hair you go!

In honor of Jaromir Jagr's 45th birthday on Wednesday, we've transplanted the NHL star's signature hairstyle onto some of the sports world's most recognizable figures. Including Bryce Harper. Check out the new 'do

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

A source who spoke with the Nationals was told they've maintained interested in Matt Wieters, but doubtful they'd go beyond a one-year deal

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6dEddie Matz

Did Joe Maddon break Bryce Harper?

In four not-so-fun days in Chicago last May, Bryce Harper batted 19 times and got 13 free passes. Incredibly, the weekend of walks took a toll on his entire season. Now, Bryce must battle back.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25617th
On Base Percentage.32610th
Slugging Percentage.42611th
Earned Run Average3.512nd
Quality Starts924th

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