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

Nats prospect Solis out for year with elbow injury

The Washington Nationals have lost top pitching prospect Sammy Solis for the season because an elbow injury. Washington said Tuesday that Solis will need major surgery on his left elbow. The 23-year-old Solis split last season between Class A teams in Hagerstown and Potomac. He felt pain during the Arizona Fall League but there were conflicting opinions on whether he needed Tommy...

Zim's contract could prompt switch for Rendon

After Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman agreed to terms on a six-year, $100 million extension on Sunday, the obvious question centered around what position Anthony Rendon would play in the future.

Clippard may be Nats' most valuable pitcher

Sometimes, it's hard for Tyler Clippard to believe what he accomplished last year. He doesn't realize how good he was until he hears it from Nationals fans.

LaRoche expects shoulder to be 100 percent

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.

Former Yankee pitcher advises Johan to be patient

Chien-Ming Wang suffered a torn anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder back in 2009.  The injury is identical to the on that has sidelined New York Mets ace Johan Santana since September of 2010.  As Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote last night, Wang is now fully recovered, attempting to earn a spot in a suddenly deep Washington Nationals rotation, and has...

Minor league team marking Titanic anniversary by allowing women and children in first

April 15, 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and what better way to mark the disaster than having a baseball promotion to commemorate the occasion with a "women and children first" gimmick. The Potomac Nationals (a Single-A Washington Nationals affiliate in the Carolina League) are celebrating the milestone date by allowing women and children...

Zimmerman deal has personal service pact (AP)

Ryan Zimmerman's new contract with the Washington Nationals includes a five-year, $10 million personal services clause for when he finishes playing. The deal will pay him $14 million per season from 2014-18, then $18 million in 2019, and there is an $18 million club option with a $2 million buyout for 2020.

Wednesday Morning Bench Coach

It's Wednesday, which means more stupid ramblings from me. Again, let's start with a "Charlie in the Movies" photo.Ryan ZimmermanShort take on the Ryan Zimmerman contract – it’s good for Washington. Sure, Zimmerman is now the second highest paid third sacker in history, but he’s making less per year than Jayson Werth, who is now the standard bearer for **...

Nationals open four-year window

VIERA, Fla. — The air about the Washington Nationals since they arrived at their training complex has been one of quiet — and sometimes not-so-quiet — confidence. Perhaps they picked up the quiet part from the man they gave a $100 million contract to Sunday, solidifying Ryan Zimmerman as the ...

The Four Horsemen of the Natpocalypse

Seems like only yesterday the photo above would've been included maybe Bergmann, Chico, Mock, and Odalis Perez (no offense to any of the aforementioned). On Tuesday, the four starters referred to as The Fantastic Four by @NationalsPR posed for a photo: J-Zimm, Gio, E-Jax, and Stras. Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Stephen Strasburg with Bryce Harper

With Alex Ovechkin having been less than amazing, John Wall mired on a poor team and the Redskins’ best player better known for playing Scrabble against a Geico Caveman than his football exploits, it’s possible that these will be Washington’s two most popular athletes by July. Read full article >>
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