‘This is who Harp is’

Harper during spring training on March 7, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

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

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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.

Matt Williams makes official the Nationals’ season-opening rotation

Matt Williams makes official the Nationals’ season-opening rotation

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

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

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

Nationals reassign six from big league camp, and other notes

Nationals reassign six from big league camp, and other notes

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

David Ortiz is very angry about the number of times he’s been tested for PEDs

David Ortiz is very angry about the number of times he’s been tested for PEDs

“They say these tests are random. If it’s really random, I should start playing the damn lottery,” he writes for The Players’ Tribune.

Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread

Nationals-Cardinals lineups and discussion thread

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

Ramos says this year will be different (again)

Ramos says this year will be different (again)

Nationals’ injury-plagued catcher says this is the year he finally will stay healthy for an entire season.

Daily fantasy baseball advice and strategy for hitters

Daily fantasy baseball advice and strategy for hitters

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting your starting lineup this season.

Jayson Werth references ‘Mean Girls’ and gets distracted by a shiny object during interview

Jayson Werth references ‘Mean Girls’ and gets distracted by a shiny object during interview

Werth was really interested in what was on Ian Desmond’s helmet.

Nationals continue to move toward new spring training facility

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

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.

Felix Hernandez? Robinson Cano? No, the Mariners’ most important player is Taijuan Walker

Felix Hernandez? Robinson Cano? No, the Mariners’ most important player is Taijuan Walker

The 22-year-old right-hander is having a superb spring and could make Seattle the favorite in a wide-open American League.

Leading off for the Nats is ... a problem

Leading off for the Nats is ... a problem

With Denard Span ailing, Michael A. Taylor will probably get the nod for opening day. But there are other candidates.

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These Nats are built to last

These Nats are built to last

COLUMN | History suggests expansion teams have a long wait for glory. But Mike Rizzo’s club looks poised to defy such precedent.

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

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.

Black ex-Cardinals player punched, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’ at St. Louis gas station

Black ex-Cardinals player punched, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’ at St. Louis gas station

A 37-year-old white man was arrested and charged with assault motivated by discrimination.

Kansas City stadium worker fired four months after exposing food safety concerns

Kansas City stadium worker fired four months after exposing food safety concerns

Jon Costa went public last November with his concerns about the food stands at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums.

Check out the Livan Hernandez ‘Great Moments in Nationals History’ bobblehead

First in a series of five bobbleheads celebrates Livo’s first pitch on opening day in 2005.

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

Nationals-Mets lineups and discussion thread

Gio Gonzalez starts and Danny Espinosa makes his third start at third.

Nationals unveil new train-themed scoreboard on club level

Balls, strikes and outs will be denoted by moving train cars.

Chat about the Nats with Chelsea Janes

Beat writer answers your questions.

Nationals interested in Cuban right-hander Yadier Alvarez

The 18-year-old pitcher from Cuba has touched the high-90s with his fastball.

Daily fantasy baseball advice and strategy for pitchers

Daily fantasy baseball advice and strategy for pitchers

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting starting pitchers this season.

Why the Nationals are now worth $1.28 billion

Why the Nationals are now worth $1.28 billion

FANCY STATS | The team’s value jumped 83 percent last year, and is now the ninth highest in baseball.

First-world problems: The Dodgers, Cuba and what to do with all that cash

First-world problems: The Dodgers, Cuba and what to do with all that cash

Los Angeles signed Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, the latest indication that there is no market the won’t try to dominate.

Andrew McCutchen cuts off his dreadlocks, will sell them for charity

Andrew McCutchen cuts off his dreadlocks, will sell them for charity

The Pirates star apparently thought it was just ‘time for a change.’

Max Scherzer strikes out nine Cardinals, continuing strong spring play

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.

Lingering injury could keep Rendon out for opening day

Lingering injury could keep Rendon out for opening day

Matt Williams says the third baseman’s status is ‘in jeopardy’ to start opener vs. Mets.

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