Nationals prepare for trade deadline

(Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Washington doesn’t need to make a trade given the lack of holes on its roster, but the team is still working in preparation for a possible deal.

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Williams mixing and matching at second base

Williams mixing and matching at second base

Matt Williams wants to play the matchups and the hot hand, and it could be Danny Espinosa, Kevin Frandsen or Zach Walters at second.

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Discuss here: Nats-Marlins

Jordan Zimmermann vs. Nathan Eovaldi.

Still no updates on Zimmerman

Still no updates on Zimmerman

The Nationals have yet to share a timetable for Ryan Zimmerman’s return and say he continues to rest his strained hamstring.

Giolito earns another honor

Giolito earns another honor

The South Atlantic League named Nats top prospect Lucas Giolito its pitcher of the week for the second time this season.

Today’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Today’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Danny Espinosa is starting at second base again against a right-handed pitcher.

Nationals prepare for trade deadline

Nationals prepare for trade deadline

Washington doesn’t need to make a trade given the lack of holes on its roster, but the team is still working in preparation for a possible deal.

Rafael Soriano is the best closer in the NL

Rafael Soriano is the best closer in the NL

No closer has saved more runs based on the bases occupied and out situations faced than the Nationals closer has.

Dmitri Young explains his massive weight loss

Dmitri Young explains his massive weight loss

You won’t recognize the former National.

Doug Fister and Jose Lobaton form a formidable battery

With Lobaton behind the plate this season, Fister is 7-0 with a 1.82 ERA in eight starts.

Emotional speech by Frank Thomas highlights Hall of Fame inductions

Emotional speech by Frank Thomas highlights Hall of Fame inductions

The Big Hurt tears up early and often as he reflects upon his life and baseball career.

Yankees fan finds Red Sox World Series ring in bathroom -- and returns it

Yankees fan finds Red Sox World Series ring in bathroom -- and returns it

A surprising discovery leads to a nice moment in the New York Boston rivalry.

MLB trade deadline primer

MLB trade deadline primer

As Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Barry Svrluga looks at the needs and potential solutions for all 17 postseason contenders.

Rafael Soriano notches career save No. 200

Rafael Soriano notches career save No. 200

The veteran becomes the 46th reliever to reach that career milestone.

Fister dominates Reds

Fister dominates Reds

Starter notches his 10th win of the season and Rafael Soriano picks up his 200th career save in 4-2 win.

The Nationals’ defense continues to shine

The Nationals’ defense continues to shine

Over the past seven weeks, the Nationals lead the majors in fielding percentage.

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Discuss here: Nats-Reds

Doug Fister vs. Mat Latos.

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Danny Espinosa is starting at second base with Doug Fister on the mound.

Cueto dominates, Harper struggles as Nats fall

Cueto dominates, Harper struggles as Nats fall

Reds all-star right-hander Johnny Cueto pitches seven scoreless innings, while Bryce Harper makes two outs on the bases in the Nationals’ 1-0 loss.

Nationals haven’t given timetable for Ryan Zimmerman yet

Nationals haven’t given timetable for Ryan Zimmerman yet

Mike Rizzo said the Nationals would check on Zimmerman when the team returns from the current roadtrip.

A review of Williams’s first 100 games

A review of Williams’s first 100 games

In his first 100 games as Nationals manager, Matt Williams has produced more successes than failures.

Bryce Harper tweaks his stance again, searching for comfort

Bryce Harper tweaks his stance again, searching for comfort

The outfielder used different variations of stances in his at-bats on Friday, trying to find the right feel.

Denard Span finds a groove

Denard Span finds a groove

The Nationals leadoff hitter is hitting .387 in July and standing taller in the batter’s box.

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Discuss here: Nats-Reds

Gio Gonzalez vs. Johnny Cueto.

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Kevin Frandsen starts at second base against right-hander Johnny Cueto.

Make sure to start Austin Jackson and take a chance on Corey Dickerson

Make sure to start Austin Jackson and take a chance on Corey Dickerson

HVaC scoring system lets you know who to start this week in head-to-head fantasy baseball leagues.

Keep Jason Hammel and Allen Craig out of your lineups

Keep Jason Hammel and Allen Craig out of your lineups

HVaC scoring system lets you know who to start this week in head-to-head fantasy baseball leagues.

Pitching like ace, Roark stymies the Reds

Pitching like ace, Roark stymies the Reds

Nationals starter Tanner Roark has another stellar outing to lead Washington against Cincinnati.

Why Zach Walters is starting at second base

Why Zach Walters is starting at second base

Matt Williams stopped short of calling it a platoon but is mixing and matching at second base with Ryan Zimmerman out.

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Discuss here: Nats-Reds

Tanner Roark vs. Alfredo Simon.

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Bill might visit his boyhood home during the weekend series in the Queen City.

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