The Nats made several roster moves as they continue to trim the roster down with opening day now just five days away.
Taylor Jordan made his case to manager Matt Williams in the battle for the fifth starter spot in the Nationals rotation.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Alex Gonzalez.
Coming as little surprise, Stephen Strasburg will be the opening day starter for the Nationals when they face the New York Mets on March 31 at Citi Field.
Calling radio shows can be intimidating. ‘Phil in Alexandria’ flamed out disastrously during his phone call into 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny on Tuesday. Listen to his disappointing call, and the surprisingly happy ending to his terrible story.
There is still competition for the fifth spot in the Nationals starting rotation, but the person many thought was the odds-on favorite to win the job, Ross Detwiler, will not be one of the contenders.
Taylor Jordan’s outing Friday will only make it tougher for him to make the squad as the Nationals fifth starter out of spring training. Also, some encouraging news on Doug Fister’s elbow inflammation.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who was originally scheduled to be in the lineup for a split squad game against the Astros, did not make the trip with the team to Kissimmee.
Bryce Harper is certainly physically ready to perform at his peak in 2014, but his personal goals are focused, and team-oriented. In fact, he has only one: for the Nationals to win the World Series.
Denard Span is looking to feed off his success, which didn’t arrive until after the All-Star break in 2013, heading into the 2014 season — something he tells 106.7 The Fan’s Craig Heist
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