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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, 3:37 p.m.

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, 12:26 p.m.

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, 2:46 p.m.

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, 9:20 p.m.

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, 4:40 p.m.

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, 8:05 p.m.

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 …


MLB roundup: Ryan Zimmerman powers Nationals past Jon Lester, Cubs

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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, 11:03 p.m.

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 …


Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle on DL; will miss All-Star Game

The Washington Nationals placed all-star closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list with left toe inflammation and optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. Doolittle, 31, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 11 p.m.

MLB capsules: Mark Reynolds drives in 10 runs as Nationals drub Marlins

Mark Reynolds homered twice and drove in a career-high 10 runs, Max Scherzer won for the first time since June 5, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 18-4 …


MLB roundup: Trea Turner homers twice, Washington Nationals rally past Miami Marlins

Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami …


MLB roundup: Red Sox complete road sweep of Nationals

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Bryce Harper will take part in Home Run Derby if he’s an all-star

Slugger Bryce Harper will participate in the Home Run Derby if he makes the National League All-Star team.


Royals trade closer Kelvin Herrera to Nationals

Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals on …