7/28/2014 | With Rendon at 3B, trio to share time at 2B
Nationals manager Matt Williams has decided that three players -- Danny Espinosa, Zach Walters and Kevin Frandsen -- will split time at second base. The job had belonged to Anthony Rendon, but he is now the everyday third baseman.
7/28/2014 | Zimmerman continues to rest ailing hamstring
Nationals manager Matt Williams still doesn't know how long Ryan Zimmerman will be out after injuring his right hamstring last week against the Rockies.
7/27/2014 | Giolito remains atop Nationals' updated Top 20 list
With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
7/27/2014 | Nats appear poised to stand pat at Trade Deadline
One has to wonder if the Nationals are going to make a move before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. As recently as Friday, general manager Mike Rizzo sounded like a guy who might not make a major move before the deadline.
7/27/2014 | Batterymates Fister, Lobaton work well in tandem
Nationals right-hander Doug Fister and catcher Jose Lobaton have been a good battery this season. In fact, in eight games this season, Fister has a 1.83 ERA when Lobaton is behind the plate.
7/27/2014 | Rizzo has pride in Thomas upon HOF induction
White Sox great Frank Thomas' career was celebrated when the slugger was inducted into the Baseball of Fame on Sunday afternoon, and Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed Thomas to his first professional contract.
7/27/2014 | Fister shuts down Reds as Nats take road series
After getting shut out Saturday afternoon, the Nationals turned the tables Sunday. Right-hander Doug Fister was outstanding for seven innings as Washington defeated the Reds, 4-2, at Great American Ball Park.
7/26/2014 | With skid in rearview, Reds aim to trend upward
Bringing their seven-game losing streak to a screeching halt with a 1-0 win, the Reds look to take the rubber game from the first-place Nationals on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati will start Mat Latos, while Washington will counter with Doug Fister.
7/26/2014 | Gio impressive, but missed chances haunt in shutout
The Nationals couldn't do much against right-hander Johnny Cueto, who was overpowering and helped the Reds blank Washington, 1-0, at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon.
7/26/2014 | Espinosa sitting, but hasn't lost faith of Rizzo
Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa didn't start for the second game in a row on Saturday. After starting Zach Walters in Friday's 4-1 win over the Reds, manager Matt Williams decided to give Kevin Frandsen the start at second base. The last time Frandsen started a game was July 10 against the Orioles.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/26/2014 | Harper OK after rough landing on diving catch
Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper received a scare in the sixth inning of Friday's 4-1 victory over the Reds.
7/26/2014 | Span records second straight four-hit game
For the second consecutive game Friday night, Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 4-for-5, this time during the Nats' 4-1 win over the Reds, seeing his batting average rise to .289.
7/26/2014 | Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent
With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said.
7/25/2014 | Giolito combines on one-hit shutout in Class A
Nationals No. 1 prospect Lucas Giolito and reliever Joseph Webb combined for a one-hit shutout Friday, as Class A Hagerstown defeated Kannapolis, 5-1.
7/25/2014 | Reds put hopes in Cueto to stop steep slide
The Reds will try to avoid a post-All-Star break run of futility they haven't endured in 23 years when they take on the Nationals at Great American Ball Park on Saturday afternoon: losing eight straight to start the second half. Johnny Cueto will take the mound for Cincinnati, while Washington will counter with Gio Gonzalez.
7/25/2014 | Leading man: Roark rolls through Reds in Cincy
It's safe to say that Tanner Roark is arguably Washington's best starter. He took advantage of the fact that the Reds were without key players -- such as Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto, because of injuries -- and the Nationals posted a 4-1 victory at Great American Ball Park.
7/25/2014 | Rizzo proud of tested Nationals' perseverance
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Thursday, MLB.com caught up with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to get his take on the team.
7/25/2014 | With loss of Zimmerman comes infield moves
With manager Matt Williams saying that the Nationals will re-evaluate Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring strain after two weeks, Anthony Rendon will be the everyday third baseman, and the Nats could start a platoon at second base between Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.
7/24/2014 | Zimmerman discusses latest injury with MLB.com
MLB.com caught up with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Thursday evening to talk about his latest setback.
7/24/2014 | Fister emerging as critical component to Nationals
Doug Fister joined the Nationals this past winter under unexpected circumstances, his trade from the Tigers registering as a big surprise. But since acclimating to his new surroundings and overcoming an early-season injury, the right-hander has become an invaluable part of the Washington rotation.
7/23/2014 | Nats farmhand Cole exhibiting elite command
Right-hander A.J. Cole, the Nationals' No. 2 prospect, threw seven strong innings on Wednesday, leading Triple-A Syracuse to a 5-0 victory at Buffalo. Cole, ranked No. 54 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, struck out six batters, walked none and allowed three hits. Wednesday marked his third straight start without issuing a walk, a streak that spans 20 innings.
7/23/2014 | Streak halted at four as Nats' late rally falls short
The rallying Nationals swallowed a 6-4 loss to the Rockies, ending their four-game winning streak on the same day they stomached news that Ryan Zimmerman was sent to the disabled list for the second time this season.
7/23/2014 | Nats expect rest to cure Werth's sore knee
After a long night of chasing extra-base hits deep into the expansive corner of right field, Jayson Werth woke up with a sore right knee Wednesday.
7/23/2014 | Nats place Zimmerman on DL, recall Walters
Just as the Nationals were beginning to experience life with a fully healthy lineup, Ryan Zimmerman headed back to the disabled list Wednesday with what has been deemed a "substantial" right hamstring strain.
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