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The Washington Nationals signed right-handed starter Chris Young this week to a minor league deal in an effort to add more depth to a pitching staff that is already the deepest in baseball.
Young, 33, started 20 games for the New York Mets last season, marking the first time he had managed to pitch 100-or-more innings since 2008. The six-foot-ten hurler posted a 4-9 record with a 4.15 ERA overall for the Mets, not a bad total considering the former All-Star had failed to make more than four starts in either 2010 or 2011.
At one point, Young was considered one of the more promising young starters in the game. In just his second full Major League season he posted an 11-5 record with a 3.46 ERA in 179.1 innings pitched. That performance helped him earn an All-Star nod, representing the San Diego Padres. The next year he posted a 9-8 record for San Diego while recording a 3.12 ERA in 173 innings pitched.
Unfortunately. A subsequent series of arm in...
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Bryce Harper is going to be the Nationals' every day left fielder in 2013 after spending nearly all of 2012 in center. Of course, after the team traded for Denard Span, Harper was shifted to left to accomodate the new acquisition. Anyway, in today's Spring Training opener against the Mets, Harper got a rough introduction to his new full-time position. In the bottom of the...
Willie Robertson, the heavily-bearded star of A&E's Duck Dynasty series, made an appearance at the Washington Nationals spring camp on Friday. Robertson is seen here chatting with Nats first basemen, and noted hunting fan, Adam LaRoche as the team took team batting practice.This isn't the first time the two have been caught on camera together. LaRoche and Robertson also...
It appears that Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth, Craig Stammen, and Tyler Clippard took the afternoon off to attend the Daytona 500. The below picture was shared on Twitter by Getty Images Manager Mike McCarthy.
Hardly the most flattering picture of Ryan Zimmerman in the world, but I don't think we'll start hearing the "fat rumors" that came...
This year, the Washington Nationals have moved outfielder Bryce Harper from center field to left and yesterday, Bryce got his first opportunity to show off his ability at the new position.
In the Nationals spring training opener against the New York Mets yesterday, Harper was tested by New York center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the third inning as he lines a shot in the direction...
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Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count.
Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total.
The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...
All those years of stockpiling high draft picks finally paid off for the Nationals, as they led the majors with 98 wins last season and made the playoffs for the first time since they ceased to be the Expos. Stephen Strasburg returned from Tommy John surgery seemingly none the worse for wear, a teenage Bryce Harper dialed up what would have been considered an exceptional rookie season...
Gio Gonzalez passed his drug tests.
"Like I said before, I've never taken performance-enhancing drugs and I
never will. Two days after the story broke, I was tested for blood and
urine, and both came out negative, like I expected. Throughout my entire
career, it's been like that. I look forward to handling this with MLB,
putting this behind me and...
Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says tests for performance-enhancing drugs he was given by Major League Baseball have come back negative., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/nats-gonzalez-says-recent-drug-tests-negative