Stephen Strasburg returns, Bryce Harper hits long homer

Harper gave the Nationals a brief scare when he slipped on the gravel in foul territory in right field.

Ryan Zimmerman to rest left shoulder a few days, Jayson Werth won’t rule out opening day yet

Zimmerman said his shoulder/upper back has improved and hopes to rest only a few days.

Matt Williams makes official the Nationals’ season-opening rotation

Williams names Jordan Zimmermann the No. 2 starter, followed by Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

Stephen Strasburg makes his first start since twisting his left ankle.

Ryan Zimmerman exits early, Drew Storen returns, Jordan Zimmermann says extension ‘not looking good’ before season starts

Zimmerman left after he banged the side of his body, Storen fired a scoreless inning and Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless.

Nationals reassign six from big league camp, and other notes

Minor notes on Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Anthony Rendon and Blake Treinen.

Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread

Bryce Harper is back in the lineup after dealing with a stomach bug.

Nationals continue to move toward new spring training facility

The Nationals and Astros continue to make progress toward a new spring training facility, and seem on track for the approvals they need to begin construction in the coming months.

How the Nationals may use Tanner Roark this season

He has pitched two innings, come in mid-inning and tossed only one inning -- a wide range of relief options.

Jayson Werth’s opening day status remains in question, and other notes

Werth has yet to hit in a game this spring. He has been playing defense only in minor league games.

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