NL Central preview: Adding Jon Lester gives Cubs chance at division crown

NL Central preview: Adding Jon Lester gives Cubs chance at division crown

This could be one of the closest division races in 20 years.

AL Central preview: Expect a season-long fight for the division

AL Central preview: Expect a season-long fight for the division

The AL Central should be baseball’s most entertaining division to watch this season.

If Nationals use Tanner Roark as a long reliever, they need to use him consistently

If Nationals use Tanner Roark as a long reliever, they need to use him consistently

Tanner Roark was pushed out of Washington’s rotation by the signing of Max Scherzer. Now the Nats must figure out how to use him in the bullpen.

Nationals must first contend with injuries

Nationals must first contend with injuries

Drew Storen’s toe blister joins Anthony Rendon’s knee on Washington’s list of health concerns.

Nats deal Blevins to Mets for den Dekker, sign Reed Johnson

Nats deal Blevins to Mets for den Dekker, sign Reed Johnson

Washington sends fan favorite to New York in exchange for 27-year-old left-handed hitting outfielder.

Anthony Rendon getting more opinions on knee (UPDATED)

Anthony Rendon getting more opinions on knee (UPDATED)

The third baseman is visiting James Andrews to get another look at his left knee.

Drew Storen leaves game with a toe blister (UPDATED)

Drew Storen leaves game with a toe blister (UPDATED)

Storen faced four batters, got two outs and left the game with a trainer after issuing a walk.

NL East preview: Nationals should coast to the division title

NL East preview: Nationals should coast to the division title

Washington is the preseason favorite to win the World Series and is estimated to win its division by 13 games, the largest projected advantage in a decade.

Nationals move player statues from center field gate

Nationals move player statues from center field gate

Walter Johnson, Josh Gibson and Frank Howard will now stand guard on the other side of the stadium.

Casey Janssen has rotator cuff tendonitis (UPDATED)

Casey Janssen has rotator cuff tendonitis (UPDATED)

Janssen said he isn’t sure how long he needs to rest or when he can return to game action.

There’s an Orioles billboard a few miles from Nats Park again

Orioles have also put billboards in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread

Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread

Taylor Jordan makes the start so the Nationals rotation can be aligned for the regular season.

AL East preview: Boston Red Sox go from worst to first

AL East preview: Boston Red Sox go from worst to first

The American League East has seen a lot of parity over the past few seasons.

Denard Span on his progress from second core muscle surgery

Denard Span on his progress from second core muscle surgery

The outfielder has been swinging a bat, throwing and sprinting only three weeks after surgery.

Nats home saves will yield free Chick-fil-A sandwiches this season

Nats home saves will yield free Chick-fil-A sandwiches this season

The Nats will join the Wizards in offering free chicken sandwich deals this season.

Yunel Escobar should bat leadoff for Nats with Denard Span out

Yunel Escobar should bat leadoff for Nats with Denard Span out

The top spot in the batting order is one of the most important in all of baseball.

Marlo Furniture will refund purchases if Nationals and Orioles meet in World Series

Marlo Furniture will refund purchases if Nationals and Orioles meet in World Series

Furniture store’s promotion runs through opening day.

Nationals trade catcher Sandy Leon to the Red Sox

Nationals trade catcher Sandy Leon to the Red Sox

Set with Wilson Ramos and Jose Lobaton, the Nationals traded third-string catcher Sandy Leon to the Red Sox.

The curious case of Trea Turner

The curious case of Trea Turner

The prospect is in limbo with the Padres, waiting for a trade to become official. Then he’ll be a National.

What the Nationals bullpen may look like on opening day

What the Nationals bullpen may look like on opening day

Given Casey Janssen’s sore shoulder, Blake Treinen and Aaron Barrett could make the season-opening bullpen.

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Tommy John concerns may lead to departures

Tommy John concerns may lead to departures

COLUMN | Nats’ belief that a pitcher has eight good years after one elbow ligament replacement surgery could mean stars Jordan Zimmermann and Stephen Strasburg will walk.

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Sixteen ways to speed up baseball and bring it into the 21st century

Sixteen ways to speed up baseball and bring it into the 21st century

New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wants to modernize the game? Norman Chad has solutions.

Another injury for Nationals: Casey Janssen to receive MRI exam on right shoulder

Another injury for Nationals: Casey Janssen to receive MRI exam on right shoulder

Janssen reported issues getting loose and shoulder discomfort during his last outing.

Nats’ Doug Fister takes his defense seriously

Nats’ Doug Fister takes his defense seriously

Pitching to contact and relying on groundball outs, fifth starter boosts teammates, hustles and sits in on meetings.

Mike Rizzo on the Nationals’ injuries, roster competitions

Mike Rizzo on the Nationals’ injuries, roster competitions

“We’re satisfied with what we have. We like the team we have. We like the back-ups players that we have. We like the depth that we have.”

Opening day is ‘a stretch’ for Jayson Werth

Opening day is ‘a stretch’ for Jayson Werth

Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder/upper back) is expected back in the lineup on Monday.

Nationals-Marlins lineups and discussion thread

Nationals-Marlins lineups and discussion thread

Doug Fister makes his second to last tuneup before the regular season.

Stephen Strasburg returns, Bryce Harper hits long homer

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.

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‘This is who Harp is’

‘This is who Harp is’

COLUMN | Outfielder and lightning rod Bryce Harper is who he is, and the Nationals wouldn’t have it any other way.

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

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.

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