The energy lifted Tuesday, if only for a handful of pitches, and real, meaningful competition didn’t feel so distant.

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

The shortstop led the National League with 43 steals in 2018. Dave Martinez wants that number to go way up.

The energy lifted Tuesday, if only for a handful of pitches, and real, meaningful competition didn’t feel so distant.

Will Harper be next? The next big decision for baseball could be coming.

Manager Dave Martinez said he may use Robles, the Nationals’ young center fielder, up and down the order.

Philadelphia held its first full-squad spring training workout Monday, and questions about the big names who might still join the team hovered over the proceedings.

Soto, now 20, finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting for 2018.

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‘I don’t have the words’: Baseball colleagues stepped up to cover costs associated with new treatment.

Position players officially to report to West Palm Beach on Monday.

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Washington has 29 pitchers in spring training and dreams of a deep postseason run.

Washington is planning for its two established catchers to split time, and both are willing to cede starts they could have gotten elsewhere.

The biggest signing of an icy hot-stove period around the league, Corbin aims to stick to his routine and quietly ease into the organization.

Hellickson signed a one-year deal this month to return for a second season with the Nationals.

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For the new-look Nationals, the key may be getting back to basics.

The righty lost velocity on his pitches last season, but feels better about his mechanics.

While much of the country prepares for a wet and cold weekend, here are some photos of baseball and palm trees.

Barraclough came to the Nationals in a trade with the Marlins this past November.

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When MLB teams would rather fold than go all-in, cynicism springs eternal.

Some of Washington's new additions, such as Patrick Corbin and Trevor Rosenthal, took the field for the first time on Thursday.

Carter Kieboom always wanted to be the best in a baseball family. As the Nationals’ top prospect, soon he’ll get his chance.

Kieboom, the Nationals' top prospect, used to pitch as a righty and lefty in high school.

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