Found February 29, 2012 on Washington Times:
VIERA, Fla. — Five springs ago, Jesus Flores arrived at Washington Nationals camp as a burly 22-year-old catcher. He had a rocket arm, could handle the bat well enough to last on the Nationals' 25-man roster throughout 2007 as a Rule 5 pick and was quickly deemed the "catcher of ...

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...

Nationals LHP Solis to undergo Tommy John surgery

Washington Nationals left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis requires surgery on his left elbow and will miss the entire 2012 season.The Nationals top pitching prospect felt pain during a throwing session last Friday and requires a ligament-replacement surgery. The procedure will be done by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who did the same procedure on Washington pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman...

Stairs headed to New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Former Major League Baseball slugger Matt Stairs will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. Stairs, who holds the league mark for pinch-hit homers (23), retired after a 19-year career with a record 13 clubs. The 44-year-old native of Saint John belted 265 career homers and added 899 RBIs. Stairs was a member of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.

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.

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...

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 **...

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.
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