I think approach as far as Spring Training, I mean, I guess it’s a competition of sorts, but I’ve always been one more to just focus on myself, and progressing from outing to outing, whether it’s bullpens or live BPs or whatever it is that we’re working on, so just kind of staying within myself and taking the minor victories every day.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 5:01 am
He was happy to be back out there,” said Nationals manager Dave Martinez, who hopes to get Ross up to 50 pitches his next time out and four more starts before spring training ends. It’s been a while. Nationals right fielder Juan Soto fouled a ball off his ear during an at-bat, but Martinez said the slugger was fine.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 12:52 am
The Washington Nationals are looking to offer contract extensions to Trea Turner and Juan Soto “in the near future.” Because of the timing, Turner might be the bigger priority right now. The 27-year-old shortstop said in February he’d like to remain with the Nationals beyond his window of team control: Between 2019 and 2020, Turner ranked fifth at his position in WAR (6.3), per FanGraphs.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:48 pm
Francisco Lindor got his first two hits of spring training and Matt Allan debuted.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:33 pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 1 Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees: Opening day begins in the Bronx, with George Springer and the Blue Jays taking on DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. Springer finalized a $150 million, six-year deal with Toronto in January, part of an active offseason for the Blue Jays. He batted .
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:15 pm
The last time the state saw a daily death toll this low was Sept. when the state logged five deaths. The state hasn’t logged a single-digit daily death rate since Oct. 11, when health officials announced nine deaths.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:20 pm
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo declined to specify Monday why Jeremy Jeffress was released from a minor league contract by the team, saying only that he considered it an “employment issue” and acknowledging it was not related to the reliever’s baseball performance. We’re just going to stand by the statement I made yesterday.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:19 pm
But Nationals fans don’t have a clue yet as to when they’ll be able to turn on their sets at home and watch the Nationals play a Spring Training ballgame. We caught the Grapefruit League opener thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals’ broadcast network, wondering whether stoner comic Tommy Chong might have been filling in for long-time Cards’ broadcaster Mike Shannon. The Nats have also been on ESPN.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 3:00 pm
Jon Lester left spring training camp last week to undergo the thyroid gland procedure
Posted: March 7, 2021, 6:21 pm
Washington’s last two first-round picks both had stellar outings against the Mets on Thursday.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 10:18 pm
The Mets topped the Nationals on Thursday as Pete Alonso hit a grand slam and David Peterson was sharp in his spring training debut.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 9:41 pm
Former Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier went above and beyond to form a bond with his Spanish-speaking teammates.
Posted: March 4, 2021, 5:06 pm
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days. The Yankees said the procedure was performed Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and went as expected. Boone remained hospitalized overnight.
Posted: March 3, 2021, 10:17 pm
Max Scherzer and Juan Soto should make their delayed Grapefruit League debuts this week for the Washington Nationals.
Posted: March 3, 2021, 5:13 am
Max Scherzer and Juan Soto should make their delayed Grapefruit League debuts this week for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, hurt his left ankle last month while preparing for the start of spring training but could start Washington’s exhibition game against visiting St. Louis on Friday.
Posted: March 2, 2021, 11:19 pm
The Nationals were informed Tuesday that they won’t be permitted to open their gates to fans due to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: March 2, 2021, 8:03 pm
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Posted: March 2, 2021, 3:35 pm