As spring training wraps up, Nationals eager to show what they can do

The rebuilding Nationals made their final preparations Sunday to head north and start to write a new chapter.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 26, 2023

Matt Adams among Nationals’ latest roster cuts as Opening Day nears

The veteran first baseman/outfielder didn't have a terrible spring, but Manager Dave Martinez is seeking more versatility in his bench.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 25, 2023

Patrick Corbin to start Nationals opener for second straight year

Veteran left-hander is coming off a disappointing season but has shown enough signs of progress for Dave Martinez to tab him to start vs. the Braves on Thursday.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 24, 2023

What’s new at Nationals Park for 2023

The Nationals hope to reduce fans' waiting time for concessions with the introduction of self-service kiosks.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Nats will induct Ted Lerner into their Ring of Honor, wear commemorative patch

Ted Lerner, the Nationals’ longtime owner, died at 97 last month.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Victor Robles at spring training: ‘May I have your attention please?’

The Nationals' enigmatic outfielder has failed to rediscover the form that helped fuel the team's 2019 World Series run. Has he finally tapped into it?

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 24, 2023

With a strong start from MacKenzie Gore, Nationals top Yankees at spring training

MacKenzie Gore logged six shutout innings and struck out eight on Wednesday. Along the way, he yielded four hits and just one walk.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 22, 2023

Sean Doolittle, still rehabbing, knows nothing is promised with Nationals

The left-handed reliever won't make the Opening Day roster as he returns from elbow surgery.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 22, 2023

Hobie Harris has been lights out for the Nationals. Will he make the team?

The 29-year-old has been Washington's most impressive reliever during spring training.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 21, 2023

The Nationals’ rotation had a mostly bleak week at spring training

The worst development, by far, was that Cade Cavalli will miss the season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the rest of the group sputtered, too.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 20, 2023

MacKenzie Gore makes one thing clear: He is his own harshest critic

No one is harder on the Nationals' talented young starter, who showed Cy Young ability last season for the Padres but has struggled this spring, than he is on himself.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 18, 2023

CJ Abrams is dealing with back tightness. The Nats are playing it safe.

Abrams, 22, has 26 spring training at-bats and shouldn’t need many more.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 17, 2023

Dave Martinez’s job title never changed, but his mission did

Dave Martinez’s job this season isn't to win the World Series; it's to develop Washington's young prospects. How to evaluate that?

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 17, 2023

For Cade Cavalli, headed for Tommy John surgery, ‘life changed’ on a single pitch

Cavalli suffered a grade three sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week.

By Jesse Dougherty and Andrew GoldenMarch 16, 2023

Jeter Downs, a once-heralded prospect, focuses on what he can control

“Nobody dreams about getting drafted and getting traded a few times,” Downs said. “I’m rolling with it, taking it all in.”

By Andrew GoldenMarch 15, 2023

Nationals’ Cade Cavalli leaves spring training start with elbow issue

Cavalli is set to have an MRI exam Wednesday after “feeling something behind his throwing elbow," Manager Dave Martinez said.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 14, 2023

The legend of Joey Meneses grows on the World Baseball Classic stage

Meneses thumped Team USA with two home runs at Chase Field on Sunday, leading Mexico to an 11-5 win.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 13, 2023

For Jackson Rutledge, relaxed appears like anything but

“The more amped up I am, the more relaxed I feel,” said Rutledge, the Nationals’ first-round pick in 2019.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 12, 2023

Drew Millas and his chessboard bring camaraderie to Nats clubhouse

The Nationals' young catcher has been working to master the game with the help of an old friend. He thinks it can help bring his teammates together, too.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 12, 2023

After new deal, Keibert Ruiz is ready to ‘take responsibility’ with Nats

“I’m really excited to stay here for a long time,” the 24-year-old catcher said after inking an eight-year, $50 million extension with the Nationals.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 11, 2023