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Spring Training Preview: Outfielders

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SPRING TRAINING PREVIEW – OUTFIELDERS

This spring, 63 players — each member of the Nationals’ 40-man roster, plus 23 additional non-roster invitees — will vie for the 25 spots on Dusty Baker’s Opening Day ball club. 592 more words

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Fun Fact Friday: Nationals' Outfielders Addition

It’s Fun Fact Friday, courtesy of Baseball Reference.com’s Play Index, with the focus this time on trivia and numbers related to the players expected to be patrolling the outfield for the Nationals in 2016. 470 more words

Williams makes all the right moves in Nats' dramatic win

Handing out credit after Friday night’s dramatic 5-2 extra-inning victory over the Braves should seem like a pretty simple task. After all, it was Matt den Dekker and Michael Taylor that came through in crucial late-game at-bats to seal a critical Nationals win to lower the NL East deficit to five games. 666 more words

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Saturday Links and Notes: Den Dekker Delivers

The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves in 10 by a score of 5-3. The Braves led the game 2-1 entering the 9th, when a leadoff double and sacrifice bunt set the stage with two outs for former Met… 180 more words

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A momentum-changing turn of events?

Jonathan Papelbon was holding court inside the Nationals’ clubhouse Friday night, the room thumping like it hadn’t in a long time after a 5-2, 10-inning victory over the Braves — with an even bigger roar about to be come moments later when the Marlins walked off the Mets in Miami — when the veteran closer was asked if a game like this can carry over and serve as a true momentum swing. 1,176 more words

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Nats recall den Dekker as Span goes back on DL

Desperate for healthy outfielders after both Denard Span and Michael Taylor were injured Thursday night, the Nationals recalled Matt den Dekker from Class AAA Syracuse before Friday’s series opener against the Marlins. 216 more words

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Injured Mets reliever Jerry Blevins slipped on a curb and re-fractured his arm

Brutal news for Mets left-hander Jerry Blevins.

Blevins was making enough progress in his recovery from a distal radius fracture in his left arm suffered in April that the Mets were hoping to have him as a bullpen option in September. 105 more words