Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Kelley exits with nerve irritation; DL stint likely
    Nationals right-hander Shawn Kelley admitted he was a bit puzzled by this one. During injuries in the past, he can point to overuse or some issue in his mechanics, or perhaps he had been pushing through an issue all along. But this year he felt good.

  • Nats miss chances vs. Giants, drop 3rd straight
    The Giants nearly gifted the Nationals a rally, after two normally sure-handed veterans made a pair of errors in the sixth inning. Evan Longoria dropped a foul popup to extend an at-bat for Bryce Harper, who eventually walked. Andrew McCutchen missed a fl

  • Nats look to back Roark vs. Giants
    The bats of Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor have started to heat up a bit and the Nationals are hopeful that production can continue Tuesday night when right-hander Tanner Roark takes the mound against the Giants. Roark is 6-0 with a 2.02 ERA in his car

  • Nationals trade Cole to Yankees for cash
    The Nationals traded right-hander A.J. Cole to the Yankees on Monday night in exchange for cash considerations. Cole, 26, broke camp in Washington's rotation before he was replaced after a few rough outings. He was designated for assignment on Friday.

  • Eaton testing ankle but return to Nats unclear
    Each day during the West Coast portion of this road trip, Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton has gone out to the outfield, often accompanied by a team trainer, for baseball activities and to further test the bone bruise on his left ankle. Initially, when t

  • Soto makes Pipeline Team of the Week
    MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous week. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

  • Taylor goes 3-for-3 with homer, swipes 2 bags
    The Nationals are starting to see some progress at the plate from center fielder Michael A. Taylor after his slow start to the season.

  • Bullpen hiccup costs Nats in finale with Dodgers
    The Nationals' struggle to bridge the gap from starting pitcher to the end of the game resurfaced on Sunday at Dodger Stadium, and it cost them as the Dodgers captured a come-from-behind 4-3 victory to pick up a series win.

  • Johnson among top prospect performers
    Nationals outfielder Daniel Johnson was among top prospect performers on Sunday.

  • Rendon's toe injury finally sends him to DL
    The Nationals placed Anthony Rendon on the 10-day DL with a toe contusion ahead of Sunday's nationally televised game against the Dodgers. Washington recalled right-hander Austin L. Adams from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

  • Strasburg fans 10, but Nats get blanked in LA
    The pitching matchup the night before made headlines, but the two starters on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium put on a duel of their own. Hyun-Jin Ryu outpitched Stephen Strasburg and the Dodgers hammered three home runs to even the series with a 4-0 vic

  • Soto among top prospect performers
    Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was among top prospect performers on Saturday.

  • Gott returns to bullpen as Grace lands on DL
    Nationals left-hander Matt Grace had been pitching with a sore left groin for the past few games, but after the injury flared up on the mound Friday night, the team has decided to place him on the disabled list. Washington recalled Trevor Gott on Saturday

  • Nats' aggressive approach sets the tone
    The Nationals entered Friday night's marquee matchup with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looking to be aggressive at the plate. Three pitches in, they put a run on the board to back Max Scherzer and helped give them an early edge in a 5-2 victory.

  • Max tops Kersh in matchup of 3-time Cy winners
    Max Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a matchup between three-time Cy Young Award winners, with Bryce Harper leading a two-run first inning to give the Nationals' ace a lead he would not relinquish. Scherzer held the Dodgers to one run on four hits wi

  • Fedde among top prospect performers
    Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde was among top prospect performers on Friday.

  • Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob
    Harper puts Golden Knights logo on bat knob

  • Torres joins bullpen as Cole exposed to waivers
    Less than a month ago, the Nationals named A.J. Cole their fifth starter entering the season, hopeful he could continue his progress from the end of 2017. Instead, Cole's progress reverted through a rocky first four appearances.

  • Trea Turner shoots up new speed leaderboard
    When we first introduced "Sprint Speed" last year, it was the first time directly measured data on the top speed of runners was available. Byron Buxton and Billy Hamilton were at the top, well ahead of the league average. The main surprise was that Trea T

  • NL East: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thur

  • Nats settle for series win after Mets rally late
    The two-time defending National League East champs were staggering. The Nationals got swept out of their own home by the Mets on the way to dropping seven of 10 on their first homestand and falling two games under .500. But they had dominated the Mets at

  • Zimmerman breaks through with 2 HRs, triple
    Ryan Zimmerman's batting average has looked rather small to the naked eye in these early days of the season, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez has raved about how well his primary cleanup hitter has been swinging. In the first inning of Wednesday night'

  • Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player
    Zim passes Zeile for most HRs by a Z player

  • Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch
    Watch Roark unveil an unhittable pitch

  • Murphy starts playing in extended spring games
    Nats manager Dave Martinez said before Wednesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field that second baseman Daniel Murphy has begun playing extended spring training games in West Palm Beach, Fla., in his comeback from microfracture surgery on his rig

  • Farmhands toss combined no-no for Syracuse
    History repeated itself nearly 18 years later as the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, completed a team no-hitter against the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Soto among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

  • Living for the Citi: Gio's Queens run continues
    Gio Gonzalez improved to 11-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his career at Citi Field, working 5 1/3 innings for the win. The bullpen pitched in with 3 2/3 scoreless frames to help the Nats earn a 5-2 victory, pulling them even at 9-9 and within four games of the Met

  • Nats put Goodwin on DL, recall Stevenson
    The Nationals placed Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Monday. Let's just say the outfielder plans on returning the moment his time on the list is up.

  • Kieboom among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

  • Harper's MLB-high 8th HR a broken-bat stunner
    File this homer under the category of "amazing," even for Bryce Harper.

  • Nats rally for 6 runs in 8th to crack Mets
    The Nationals overcame a dominant, 12-strikeout performance from Jacob deGrom, using a six-run eighth inning to rally from five runs down and beat the Mets at Citi Field. Bryce Harper, who broke his bat on his MLB-leading eighth home run in the first inni

  • Nats' Robles won't need surgery on elbow
    Monday marked a good night for the Nationals, as the club erased a five-run deficit to defeat the rival Mets, 8-6. while also getting encouraging news on Victor Robles. Manager Dave Martinez announced postgame that Washington's top prospect does not have

  • Bryce flexes after amazing broken-bat blast
    Bryce Harper breaks bat on HR, flexes in dugout

  • Scherzer, Verlander win Players of the Week
    Dominant pitching performances by the Astros' Justin Verlander and the Nationals' Max Scherzer over the weekend helped seal the pair's claim to Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason honors on Monday.

  • Soto slugs way to Pipeline Team of the Week
    MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the first 11 days of the Minor League season. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

  • Missed chances haunt Nationals in loss to Rox
    Jackie Robinson Day began on a high note for the Nationals, as they welcomed Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis to Nationals Park to throw out the first pitch in honor of the baseball holiday observed league-wide. It ended on a sour one, with th

  • Honoring Jackie special for Rox, Nats
    A chilly, rain-soaked morning in the nation's capital did not put a damper on the pregame festivities in honor of Jackie Robinson Day at Nationals Park. To celebrate, the Nationals played a tribute video to Robinson on the scoreboard before having U.S. Re

  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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