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Rookie Grace leaning on vets as he adjusts to majors

Nationals rookie reliever Matt Grace has only made seven appearances since getting his first call-up on April 22, but so far so good. The 26-year-old lefty is yet to allow a run through four innings and has made the initial adjustment look rather easy. 442 more words

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Xavier Cedeno designated for assignment by the Nationals

Nationals manager Matt Williams thought highly enough of reliever Xavier Cedeno to use him in five of the team’s first seven games, but the left-hander struggled and now he’s been designated for assignment. 61 more words

Bullpen roles still need to be sorted out

PHILADELPHIA — Had Matt Williams, on April 10, 2014, found himself in the exact same situation he found himself in during the seventh inning on April 10, 2015 — bases loaded, one out, the Nationals clinging to a 1-run lead — he wouldn’t have needed to think much about which member of his bullpen to summon. 627 more words

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Mets still confident they'll acquire a left-handed reliever before Opening Day

The clock is ticking on Spring Training, and still, nobody among the Mets’ internal candidates for left-handed relief is standing out.

But as more and more players become available into the last week of the exhibition season, the Mets remain confident they’ll be able to fill one of their left-handed relief voids via the external markets, … 169 more words

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Roster preview: Matt Thornton

Age on Opening Day 2015: 38

How acquired: Claimed on waivers from Yankees, Aug. 2014

2015 salary: $3.5 million

2014 stats: (w/WSH) 18 G, 11.1 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 BB, 8 K, 1.059 WHIP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.51 FIP, 0.7 WAR. 352 more words

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Spring Training Preview, Part II: Relief Pitchers

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by Kyle Mann

Over each of the next few weeks, we’ll break down the entire Nationals roster as the team prepares to take the field in Viera, Fla., to get to work on defending their NL East Division title. 999 more words

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Scherzer talked to Fister, Thornton before joining Nats

Max Scherzer will be paid handsomely to join a team that was already one of the best in baseball, having led the National League in wins in two of the last three seasons. 528 more words

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