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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper just went deep to dead center for his second jack of spring training. The Nats star is now slashing .371/.450/.629. Normally, preseason stats matter not, but in this case, the stats suggest a fully healthy Harper. As long as that continues, look for the former MVP to put up huge contract-year numbers.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Before today, the last person to go deep off Stephen Strasburg was Yangervis Solarte - over seven months ago. Including playoffs and Grapefruit League, Strasburg had gone 72 homeless innings before Lewis Bronson's leadoff jack.

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Nationals option top prospect Robles to minors

Outfielder Victor Robles, the Nationals' top prospect, has been optioned to the minors after batting .188 with 12 strikeouts and a walk in 21 Grapefruit League games.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Top Nats prospect Victor Robles has been optioned to triple-A Syracuse. Unlike the Ronald Acuna situation, this move doesn't appear to wrapped in red tape, as Robles was hitting .188 in spring training and the Nats are pretty stacked in the outfield.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer's six earned runs against the Marlins today are the most he's allowed in a spring training game since 2012. Said Scherzer: "You need one of these outings."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the monstrous boombox that Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez (who serves as team DJ) introduced into the clubhouse this spring. It's three feet long and 1.5 feet high. Best of all, Gonzalez says he got the idea from an Instagram pic of the same model posted by Vanilla Ice.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's official: Max Scherzer will start Opening Day for the Nationals. Asked when he arrived at that decision, new skipper Davey Martinez said, "The day I got the job."

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Sources: Hellickson inks minors deal with Nats

Jeremy Hellickson, who went 8-11 with a 5.43 ERA last year in 30 starts for Philadelphia and Baltimore, has joined the Washington Nationals on a minor league contract, sources told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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Rizzo: We Like Our Pitching And Our Depth

Buster Olney talks to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo about Jake Arrieta signing with the division rival Phillies, what he thinks are Washington's biggest strengths and more.

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Nats' Murphy takes first on-field BP of spring

Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy didn't experience any issues during his first on-field batting practice of the spring on Saturday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dave Martínez was very complimentary of the work Miguel Montero has done in Nationals camp. Said that he got a bad rep last year with the Cubs, but that he really knows Miggy's competitive spirit and that he's been working well with his new teammates. Montero is competing for the backup catcher job in DC.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats prospect Seth Romero was sent home on Monday morning for violating club policy. The 21-year old hurler was a first rounder last summer (25th overall), after a rocky junior year in which the University of Houston product was suspended twice before ultimately being dismissed from the program. Romero was recently ranked as Washington's fourth best prospect by ESPN's Keith Law.

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Nationals send lefty prospect Romero home

Nationals prospect Seth Romero was sent home Monday morning for violating club policy. Before joining Washington, the left-handed prospect had several issues while playing college ball at Houston.

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Nationals' Strasburg looks strong in first start

Washington's Stephen Strasburg hit 98 mph with a few of his fastballs Saturday as he faced the Astros in his first start of spring training. He allowed one run and three hits while striking out two in two innings.

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Tebow gets taste of 'nasty' Scherzer in debut

While Tim Tebow learned the hard way how good Max Scherzer is, he responded later in his first spring start for the Mets with a single off Erick Fedde of the Nationals.

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Nationals' Harper has ingrown toenail removed

Nationals star Bryce Harper had surgery Wednesday to remove an ingrown toenail but is expected to return to spring training action Saturday, manager Dave Martinez said.

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Nationals use camels to get over playoff hump

New Nationals manager Dave Martinez had a trio of camels brought to spring training camp Wednesday: four-legged visual aids to help players launch a journey aimed at getting over the franchise's playoff hump.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.32918th
Slugging Percentage.34230th
Earned Run Average4.106th
Quality Starts0Tied-10th