Ian Stewart vying for a spot on the Nationals bench

There are a handful of left-handed hitting non-roster invitees and Stewart hopes he emerges from that bunch.

Nationals sign outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor league deal with spring training invitation

Washington added depth to a healing corps of outfielders by signing the son of beloved Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmermann throw live BP, and other notes

Also, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond take extra grounders together to work on double plays and timing.

The Heath Bell Smoothie Experience

The former all-star who dropped 40 pounds this offseason shares the smoothie recipes that helped him do it.

Max Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

The Nationals' newest starter threw to hitters for the first time this spring without incident, but not without a song first.

After frustrating 2014, Taylor Jordan hoping for healthy season

Injuries ruined Jordan's chances at a permanent spot in the rotation last season, but the right-hander is ready to bounce back in 2015.

Rain shortens workouts in Viera; Matt Williams says Nationals won’t shift more in 2015

Nationals manager spoke about improving the defense and why his team will not shift as much as others this season.

Is the Nationals’ lineup too right-handed?

Three key Nationals right-handed hitters have done well in their careers against right-handed pitching.

Notes from Nationals’ second day of full team workouts

No injuries to report; Danny Espinosa takes extra righty-on-righty BP; and Ryan Zimmerman and Yunel Escobar spent time together.

Yunel Escobar on his past reputation: ‘I’ve matured’

Escobar, 32, arrived in Viera this week with a checkered but slowly improving reputation.

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