2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule
5th in NL East
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11dJeff Passan and Jesse Rogers

Sources: MLB proposal does little to sway players

MLB's first labor proposal since locking out players Dec. 2 did little to encourage players and heightened the likelihood of spring training being postponed, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

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12dAlden Gonzalez

Sources: E. Soto spurns Mets for brother's Nats

Elian Soto, a 16-year-old outfielder and third baseman from the Dominican Republic who isn't eligible to formally sign until next year's international free agent class, has verbally agreed to join the Nationals, for whom his brother Juan Soto plays.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Utilityman Dee Strange-Gordon and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a minor league contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. Strange-Gordon was eligible to sign after not playing in big leagues last season. Minor league deals are allowed during the lockout.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

While there are details to be worked out and the numbers could change, star right-hander Max Scherzer and the New York Mets are finalizing a deal expected to be in the three-year, $130 million deal range, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN. @JonHeyman was on the news.

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77d

Ohtani MVP finalist; fired Shildt in final 3 for MOY

Two-way Angels sensation Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for AL MVP along with Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien. Ex-Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt was nominated for NL Manager of the Year less than a month after he was fired.

Juan Soto faceplants while trying to play hockey (0:16)
95d
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103d

Long reunites with Harper as Phils' hitting coach

Kevin Long, who spent the past four seasons with the Washington Nationals, is the new hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, replacing Joe Dillon, who was fired on the final day of the regular season.

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108dJeff Passan

Ohtani, Harper among finalists for Aaron Award

Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Juan Soto and the Nationals' hitting coach, Kevin Long, are seated in the first row directly behind home plate at Dodger Stadium this afternoon. Soto is wearing a Trea Turner jersey. Long is wearing a Max Scherzer jersey.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs72416th
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3372nd
Slugging Percentage.41711th
Earned Run Average4.8024th
Quality Starts50Tied-13th
WHIP1.3722nd
BAA.25422nd