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Braves built to beat Nats in MLB playoffs -- and they will

After their big moves flamed out, two minor additions will be the difference if the Braves and Nationals meet in October.

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Bryce Harper targeting July 1 return

Harper has begun preliminary on-field work, but he hasn't been cleared to take swings yet.

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Nats could use McLouth, Souza in Harper's absence

NEWS: Sad things from Washington.

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Doug Fister will begin rehab assignment Sunday

After a problem-free bullpen session, the Nats have cleared Fister to begin working his way back to the majors.

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Nats demote Moore

Maybe a little more seasoning with freshen Moore's approach?

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Wilson Ramos re-injures hamstring

The Nats' starting catcher is back on the DL with another hamstring strain.

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Harper leaves game with apparent injury

The Nationals outfielder appeared to injure himself after an awkward swing.

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Nats' Zimmerman set to return Friday

Washington slugger Ryan Zimmerman had his first rehab appearance rained out, but could still be activated by the Nationals on Friday.

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Strasburg injury: No structural damage

Good news for the Washington Nationals as ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not expected to miss a start.

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Strasburg treated for 'forearm tightness'

Uh oh. Stephen Strasburg is being treated for tightness in his forearm.

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Nats pick up Rizzo's option

The Nationals have picked up the 2014 option for Mike Rizzo.

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Ryan Zimmerman undergoes MRI

Zimmerman hoped he could return to action today, but was held out of his second straight game.

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Too early for Harper extension talks

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo believes it's too early to talk contract extension with Bryce Harper.

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Danny Espinosa day-to-day with sore wrist

The Washington second baseman is hopeful that he will not miss any playing time after being hit on the wrist by a fastball.

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Wilson Ramos leaves game with hamstring injury

Manager Davey Johnson expects the catcher to spend some time on the disabled list.

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Back sidelines LaRoche

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche was held out of today's win against the Cincinnati Reds due to stiffness in his back.

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Nats re-sign Young

The Washington Nationals have re-signed right-handed starting pitcher Chris Young to a minor league contract.

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Nats not close with Desmond

The Nationals remain in touch with Chris Young, but they aren't close to reaching an extension agreement with Ian Desmond.

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Garcia cleared to throw

The right-hander played catch on Sunday for the first time since going down with a forearm injury over a month ago.

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Chris Young opts out of Nationals' contract

Right-hander Chris Young has opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals.

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Nats outright Rivero

The Washington Nationals have outrighted infielder Carlos Rivera to Triple-A.

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Young to flee D.C.?

The tall right-hander may opt out of his minor-league deal with the Nats this week if he can get a better offer elsewhere.

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Nats get Ian Krol

The three-team trade that sent Mike Morse to the Mariners is now complete, as the Athletics have sent their player to be named later to D.C.

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Halos sign Snyder

Chris Snyder reached a minor league agreement with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Snyder to be traded

Washington Nationals catcher Chris Snyder is "likely to be moved" before the start of the regular season.

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Nats release Will Ohman

The veteran lefty reliever requested and was granted his outright release.

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Nats sign Michaels

The Washington Nationals have signed outfielder Jason Michaels as a player and hitting coach for the team's minor league system.

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Nats finalize Young deal

Chris Young can earn nearly $6 million in 2013 if he's able to break camp with the Nationals and start 30 games.

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Ramos' knee 95 percent healthy

Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos' surgically repaired right knee is now 95 percent healthy.

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Suzuki hopes to remain in DC

While he hasn't begun extension talks, catcher Kurt Suzuki told reporters that he would love to remain with the Nationals.

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Who's eyeing Cano?

If the Yankees don't sign Robinson Cano to an extension, the Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals and Astros could all potentially be interested in the slugger.

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Gio is PED-free

Despite earlier evidence to the contrary, it appears that Gio Gonzalez did not receive PEDs from the clinic.

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No takers for Lohse?

Scott Boras has been trying to engage the Angels about Kyle Lohse, but so far they're passing.

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Gonzalez confident of innocence

Gio Gonzalez remains confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with Biogenesis.

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Nationals sign Ohman

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent left-hander Will Ohman to a minor league contract.

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Nats sign Owings

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent starting pitcher turned first baseman Micah Owings to a minor league contract.

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Nats sign Jeremy Accardo

Washington inks the right-hander to a minor-league deal.

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Marrero next to go?

With Tyler Moore set to take on the role of back-up first baseman, Marrero may find himself in a different uniform by the end of spring training.

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Rodriguez, Gonzalez deny report

Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez have been linked to Major League Baseball's latest performance-enhancing drug scandal, and both players are denying the allegations.

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High expectations

Mark Lerner, owner of the Nationals, has high aspirations for his club entering the 2013 season.

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Nationals Round-Up: Rizzo, Vazquez, Strasburg

The Washington Nationals are still the favorites in the National League East, but the Atlanta Braves are putting the pressure on the defending champs and cornering the market on Uptons. Here is the latest from the capital.

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Nats waiting on Vazquez

The Nats are playing a game of wait and see with the veteran right-hander.

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Nationals eyeing moves?

Could the Nationals trade Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard or sign free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse?

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Nats want Zimm, Desmond long-term?

Washington has broached the topic of a multi-year deal with both players.

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Nationals, Stammen reach extension

The Washington Nationals and right-handed reliever Craig Stammen have reached a two-year, $2.25 million extension agreement to avoid arbitration.

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Morse/Jaso trade: 'Just brutal.'

The interwebs have spoken, and are none too kind to the Mariners.

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4 in on Webb

All but one of the NL East clubs is showing interest in the veteran right-hander.

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Nationals sign Soriano

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Rafael Soriano to a two-year $28 million contract.

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Nats sign Delwyn Young

Washington's deal with the outfielder does not include a spring training invite.

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Nationals have 'heavy interest' in Vazquez

The veteran is throwing 92-95 mph in Puerto Rico.

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Red Sox, Yankees eyeing Morse?

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among the teams that have contacted the Washington Nationals regarding first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse.

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Nationals sign Ohlendorf

The Washington Nationals have signed right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and left-hander Sean West to minor league contracts.

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Nats sign Mann

D.C. brings the left-hander in on a minor-league deal.

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Vazquez waiting to sign

The Nats and both Sox have shown interest in the right-hander, but he won't sign until after the March competition.

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Morse against being DH

The slugger's resistance to becoming a designated hitter may hurt the Nats in trade talks.

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Nats looking to trade Morse

The Washington Nationals have had a busy day already locking up their stud first baseman Adam LaRoche and now they are looking to trade outfielder Michael Morse.

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Nationals sign LaRoche

The Washington Nationals have reached a two-year agreement with free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche.

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Nationals eyeing Vazquez

The Nationals are interested in signing veteran free agent Javier Vazquez to a minor league contract.

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LaRoche keeping options open

While Nationals are still the front runner for his services, Adam LaRoche is keeping his options open as the other first base options come off the market.

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Nats, LaRoche inching forward

There has been "a little bit of progress" in Washington's discussions with the free-agent first baseman.

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Nationals pursuing Mike Gonzalez

Washington is showing interest in re-signing the lefty reliever for its bullpen.

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Five teams want Howell

Five clubs are interested in the left-handed reliever.

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NL East Notes

If you have been too busy watching the protracted public negotiations over the potential R.A. Dickey trade to think about anything else, we have you covered. Here is the latest from the rest of the NL East.

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Nats sign Neivy Pilier

The 16-year-old third baseman will receive a $225k signing bonus.

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Nats & Laroche gettin' closer?

Manager Davey Johnson believes the club could re-sign the veteran slugger before Christmas.

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Nats won't budge on LaRoche

The Nationals are wary of offering LaRoche more than a 2-year contract.

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Nationals sign Dan Haren

The Washington Nationals and free agent right-hander Dan Haren have agreed to a one-year contract worth $13 million.

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Nationals re-sign Zach Duke

Washington has come to terms with Duke on a Major League contract.

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Nationals targeting James Shields

The Washington Nationals have talked to the Tampa Bay Rays about trades involving right-hander James Shields.

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