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.

With Anthony Rendon’s status up in the air, who will play third base?

Ian Stewart? Kevin Frandsen? Danny Espinosa? We run through the options.

Max Scherzer strikes out nine Cardinals, continuing strong spring play

Scherzer's line this spring so far: 20 innings, 1.35 ERA, 23 strikeouts, one walk and a .205 opponents' batting average.

Anthony Rendon undergoes second MRI on knee, opening day status ‘in jeopardy’

The team says his knee remains structurally sound but still sore.

How Tony Gwynn Jr. fixed his swing and could crack the Nationals roster

Gwynn is hitting .364 and his confidence is high again.

Yunel Escobar plays first game; Heath Bell released

Also, Doug Fister allowed two home runs in 4 1/3 innings of work.

Anthony Rendon’s knee remains sore, opening day status in question

The Nationals insist they aren't concerned about Rendon's lingering sore knee, just if he will have enough time to be ready for opening day.

Stephen Strasburg throws light bullpen, Michael A. Taylor homers twice off Justin Verlander

After twisting his ankle, Strasburg is expected to throw one more bullpen session before returning to the mound in a game.

Yunel Escobar ramps up activity, Nate McLouth’s season-opening availability ‘in jeopardy’

Escobar is planning on playing in a minor league game by Monday. McLouth's surgically-repaired shoulder is still sore.

Anthony Rendon still resting sore left knee, has no timetable for return

The Nationals' Silver Slugger-winning third baseman is still experiencing left knee soreness after spraining the medial collateral ligament last week.

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