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Full-squad workouts for the Nationals began Saturday, and first baseman Adam LaRoche is not having any problems swinging the bat or throwing the baseball, even though his left shoulder is not 100 percent -- yet.

Ryan Zimmerman deal now thisclose DONE

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman walks off the field during the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington on August 16, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch   Seems like a Ryan Zimmerman contract extension had been "close" for days. On Saturday night, as yet another deadline neared for striking a deal, more progress to lock up the...

Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard in the Pits at Daytona 500

And here's a photo of Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard in the pits at the Daytona 500 on Monday night. Photo by Brandon Bobelak (<a href="!/brandonbobelak"">@brandonbobelak). Apparently Jayson Werth and Michael Morse were in attendance, too, but thankfully, no Nats were involved in the Juan Pablo Montoya/jet fuel inferno delay. Befriend...

NL East 2012 Projected Starting Rotations: Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have improved by leaps and bounds over the off season.  They are coming into this season with a  highly talented front end of the rotation, and a back end that is formidable enough to get the job done.  We may be seeing the beginnings of a very long successful run from this franchise. Here is their projected Stating Rotation: Stephen Strasburg Gio Gonzalez...

The Ryan Zimmerman 2011 HR highlight reel

To celebrate Ryan Zimmerman's new 6 year, $100M extension (full no-trade!) here's a video compilation of his 12 home runs in his injury-shortened 2011, above. And none of them better than his walk-off grand slam to beat the Phillies in August: Here's to dozens and dozens more walk-off bombs by Mr. Walk-off through at least 2019; especially walk-off bombs that...

Top 10 Nationals Prospect May Need Tommy John Surgery

The Washington Nationals will likely have another major pitching prospect undergo Tommy John surgery.  This time it's the team's No. 6 prospect on Baseball America's Top 10 list, LHP Sammy Solis.'s Mark Zuckerman had this story first. Solis was shut down over the winter after having discomfort in his left elbow, limiting his time in the developmental...

Nats looking for Bernadina to be consistent

Nationals outfielder Roger Bernadina is out of Minor League options, so it will be interesting to see what role he'll play this season.

Ryan Zimmerman gets huge new deal

It may not touch any deal that Alex Rodriguez has gotten, but Ryan Zimmerman just became the second highest paid third baseman in MLB history. The deal, which is an extension of his current contract, is initially worth $100 million, but if the team picks up his option for the 2020 season that total could increase to $150 million including both contracts. Zimmerman, who battled injuries...

Joe Lemire: Zimmerman extension bodes well for Nationals' future

The Nationals locked up cornerstone third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for the next eight seasons. It's a long-term gamble but another sign the franchise is trending up, says Joe Lemire.

Nationals agrees to long-term extension with Ryan Zimmerman

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Nationals ace Strasburg past the hype, ready for healthy season

Taking no chances with such a national treasure, the Nationals won't let Stephen Strasburg pitch more than about 160 innings this season.

Nationals pitching prospect Sammy Solis to undergo Tommy John surgery

VIERA, Fla. — More than two months after they felt they'd dodged a bullet, the Washington Nationals and left-handed prospect Sammy Solis got exactly the news they were hoping to avoid. Solis will undergo Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery on March 6, general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday. He'll be ...
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