Alex Avila, the Nats' 34-year-old backup catcher, has caught ace Max Scherzer more than any other veteran.

Kieboom, a former top prospect, is confident that his early struggles will help in the long run. He’s just aware, too, that every opportunity has a limit.

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The Mets might build around Francisco Lindor. Will the Nats make Trea Turner — and Juan Soto — their building blocks?


As the Nationals get back to work, challenges remain, “but on the field, we feel like kids,” Juan Soto said.

Jeffress, 33, pitched in 22 games last season for the Chicago Cubs.

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Washington added the 26-year-old right-hander off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks in December.

The 32-year-old missed almost all of 2020 after undergoing carpal tunnel surgery. The Nationals need the healthy and effective version of Stephen Strasburg to return.

At spring training, Dave Martinez has his fungo bat in hand and his eyes straight ahead.

The ace, like the Nationals themselves, is looking to bounce back from a disappointing season. For now, his progress is somewhat stalled.

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How and why would the dynamic outfielder agree to a big contract four years before free agency? The Padres’ deal with Fernando Tatis Jr. just showed everyone.

The Washington Nationals held their first pitchers and catchers’ workout in West Palm Beach on Thursday.

Max Scherzer is on MLB's rules committee and has suggested this idea to the players' union.

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“Pitchers and catchers report” are magic words, and even a pandemic can’t take away that perennial joy.

Jackson Rutledge, Cade Cavalli, Cole Henry and Matt Cronin will now enter their first major league spring training.

  • Analysis

There are openings in the back of the rotation, the bullpen and the bench as the Nationals get going in West Palm Beach, Fla.

  • Perspective

The NL East is transforming into baseball’s best division, and the Nats might not enjoy the new look of things.

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Almost all of the Nationals' offseason moves suggested they put little to no stock in what happened during the shortened 2020 season. That could be a wise move.

Doolittle landed with Cincinnati after three and a half seasons with the Nationals.

Parra was with the Nationals in 2019, famously changing his walk-up music to the children’s song “Baby Shark."

Doolittle, 34, was a key part of the Nationals’ World Series run in 2019. Then free agency led him elsewhere.

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