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.
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.
Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 5-4 Friday in the first spring training game for both teams.
Five things to know about the Washington Nationals as spring training starts.
Because Stephen Strasburg is Stephen Strasburg, the Washington Nationals gave him one of the bigger lockers in the clubhouse at spring training. He’d prefer they didn’t.
The Washington Nationals had to turn off the U.S.-Russia Olympic hockey game Saturday morning because it was time for the first team meeting of spring training.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says he wants to focus on the upcoming season, rather than dwell on his injuries last year.
Thirty-eight people showed up to run for presidential office as one of the Washington Nationals’ racing presidents mascots.
As the new year in Washington sports begins its first full week, why should we think that 2014 will be better than 2013?
The Nationals began Sunday with a ceremony honoring retiring manager Davey Johnson. By the end of the night, their playoff hopes were just about dashed.