Nationals take Red Sox pitching prospect Thad Ward in Rule 5 draft

The right-hander, who missed most of the past two seasons after Tommy John surgery, is expected to work out of the bullpen if he sticks.

By Jesse DoughertyDecember 7, 2022

Nationals land the No. 2 pick in MLB’s first draft lottery

Washington had MLB's worst record in 2022 but ended up with the second pick.

By Andrew GoldenDecember 6, 2022
NationalsAnalysis

What the Nationals have done (and can’t do) to improve their offense

The Nationals would still like to add a left-handed hitter, but there are payroll and roster concerns.

By Jesse DoughertyDecember 6, 2022

The Nationals need rotation help. They’ll see what the market offers up.

The Nationals' MLB-worst rotation needs help that's tough to find in free agency.

By Andrew GoldenDecember 5, 2022
NationalsAnalysis

Winter meetings bring another reminder of all that’s changed for Nationals

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and Manager Dave Martinez will speak with reporters in San Diego on Monday as the winter meetings begin.

By Jesse DoughertyDecember 4, 2022

With two moves, Nationals clear roster space ahead of the Rule 5 Draft

Yasel Antuna and Josh Palacios were removed from the 40-man roster after Stone Garrett was added in free agency.

By Jesse DoughertyDecember 2, 2022

As he refines arsenal, Nats’ Mason Thompson could become bullpen mainstay

After suffering an early-season injury and being optioned a few times, Mason Thompson finally found his footing in a young bullpen last season.

By Andrew GoldenDecember 1, 2022

Nationals dip into free agency to sign third baseman Jeimer Candelario

Candelario can provide some power and insurance behind Carter Kieboom.

By Andrew GoldenNovember 29, 2022

Billionaire Jeff Skoll joins Monumental Sports as minority investor

Skoll, 57, earned his fortune as eBay's first full-time hire and president.

By Ava WallaceNovember 29, 2022
NationalsAnalysis

The Nationals are adding personnel to better use data and technology

A good portion of the positions will help better organize and analyze new streams of data.

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 28, 2022

In youth academy role, Josiah Gray hopes to draw more Black kids to baseball

Josiah Gray follows Josh Bell as ambassador for the youth academy, which aims to grow the game of baseball in the D.C. community by eliminating barriers.

By Andrew GoldenNovember 24, 2022
NationalsAnalysis

Nationals’ rotation is under construction as offseason heats up

The Nationals will need at least a few new arms this offseason, whether they come via free agency or trades.

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 21, 2022

Nationals non-tender Erick Fedde and Luke Voit

The Nationals non-tendered contracts to Erick Fedde and Luke Voit, allowing both to become free agents. Fedde was the team's 2014 first-round draft pick.

By Andrew GoldenNovember 18, 2022

Nationals rerack roster ahead of Rule 5 draft, agree with Ildemaro Vargas

The Nationals added six minor leaguers to their 40-man roster and made several other moves.

By Andrew GoldenNovember 15, 2022

Nationals release pitcher Seth Romero after his second DWI charge of 2022

Romero was a first-round draft pick in 2017.

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 14, 2022

Mike Rizzo provides a Stephen Strasburg progress report at GM meetings

Strasburg has continued with flexibility and strengthening programs, but the Nationals GM didn’t have any definitive, detailed updates on when Strasburg might pitch again.

By Andrew GoldenNovember 10, 2022
NationalsPerspective

‘For sale’ means hope for the Commanders, confusion for the Nationals

A Commanders sale would bring pure joy. The Nationals sale brings perplexing questions.

By Barry SvrlugaNovember 10, 2022

Uncertain ownership situation hangs over Nationals at GM meetings

Asked to explain if the ongoing sale process will affect spending this offseason, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo kept with the company line, saying, “we’ve been told them to do business as usual.”

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 9, 2022
NationalsAnalysis

In Las Vegas, Nationals soft-launch their rebuild’s second offseason

In Vegas, Mike Rizzo and Co. will begin the second offseason of the club’s rebuild at the general managers’ meetings.

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 8, 2022

Nationals and reliever Sean Doolittle agree to minor league deal

Doolittle, who has spent parts of five seasons with the Nationals and was a key component of their World Series-winning team in 2019, is recovering from left elbow surgery.

By Jesse DoughertyNovember 6, 2022