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UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for …


Nationals dance their way from rock bottom to playoff race

Since waking up at rock bottom on May 24, the Washington Nationals have gone a major league-best 28-11 to vault into playoff contention. With its combination of power hitting and …


MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg immaculate as surging Nationals beat Marlins 3-1

Washington has won seven of its last eight and is 25-10 since May 24. The Nationals improved to 44-41, the first time they’ve been three games over .500 this season.


Johan Camargo’s pinch-hit HR in 10th lifts Braves past Nats 4-3

Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.


Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies despite suffering a broken nose. He injured himself during batting practice on Tuesday when he …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Nationals’ Max Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

MLB roundup: Stephen Strasburg earns 100th win, Nationals beat White Sox 9-5

Stephen Strasburg earned his 100th career victory, Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five runs and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Tuesday in Washington. …


UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019

MLB roundup: Fired-up Max Scherzer strikes out 15 as Nationals beat Reds 4-1

Max Scherzer struck out a season high 15, allowing three hits over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals over Cincinnati 4-1 on Sunday, their 12th win in 14 games …


Trea Turner activated by Nats, who put Anibal Sanchez on the IL

Shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals, who placed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the IL. The 25-year-old Turner missed 38 games …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Nats’ Anibal Sanchez strains hamstring, will go on injured list

Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez will go on the injured list after leaving in the second inning of Washington’s 7-6 win against the New York Mets. Sanchez is a 35-year-old right-hander. …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

MLB panel cuts value of Nats’ TV rights in dispute with O’s

A Major League Baseball panel hearing the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own said Washington should receive $296.8 million …


Carter Kieboom demoted by Nats after rough start

A day after he failed to come up with a line drive and misplayed a grounder for an error, rookie shortstop Carter Kieboom was demoted by the Washington Nationals to …


Nationals place Juan Soto on 10-day IL with back spasms

The Washington Nationals have placed left fielder Juan Soto on the 10-day injured list due to back spasms. The 20-year-old Soto missed three straight games entering Saturday’s contest against the …


Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg becomes fastest to 1,500 career strikeouts

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer innings pitched than any player in major league history during the Washington’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Strasburg got opposing …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon to IL after missing 7 of 8 games

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is finally heading to the injured list with a bruised left elbow after sitting out seven of Washington’s past eight games. Rendon joins two other …


MLB roundup: Patrick Corbin takes 1-hitter into 8th, Nationals beat Giants 4-2

Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning in his first victory with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday.


MLB roundup: Bryce Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

T-R-A-I-T-O-R: Bryce Harper hears boos at Nats Park, hits HR, flips bat

Bryce Harper was greeted by plenty of loud boos on his return to Nationals Park as an opponent for the first time since signing a $330 million contract to play …


Bryce Harper ready for anything in return to D.C. with Phillies

Seven miles from Nationals Park, at the Takoma Community Center in the northwest quadrant of Washington, there is a refurbished youth baseball field named for Bryce Harper. It’s a symbol …


In data-driven age, ‘honor’ of opening day start still big

As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day. “He’s going …


Trevor Rosenthal brings closer mentality to back of Nationals ’pen

Opponents who get past the three aces at the top of Washington’s rotation – Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin – will still have to navigate a trio of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Paying full Bryce: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal

Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract. The deal for the 26-year-old All-Star who spent his entire big league career with the Nationals …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Rizzo: Nats made offer to Bryce Harper late in season

The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent. Nationals general manager Mike …


MLB capsules: Aaron Nola outpitches Max Scherzer in duel of aces

Aaron Nola outdueled Max Scherzer in a meeting of All-Star aces, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 …


Disappointing Nationals trade Daniel Murphy to Cubs, Matt Adams to Cardinals

The Washington Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals are essentially throwing in the …



Nationals place reliever Kelvin Herrera on DL with shoulder injury

Washington Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. That further thins the back of Washington’s bullpen. The Nationals already …


Washington Nationals sign veteran reliever Greg Holland for stretch run

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Greg Holland. They hope he can regain his effectiveness and provide leadership in the clubhouse. Holland was 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA …


MLB notebook: Pennant races aren’t all that’s heating up

Nationals star Bryce Harper might be hobbled for a bit after getting hit by a curveball in the right knee Saturday night. Harper struggled initially to put weight on the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

MLB capsules: Nationals set team scoring record, rout Mets 25-4

In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New …