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2/12/2013 3:04 P.M. ET

Statement from the Washington Nationals

"The Washington Nationals are continuing to explore options for spring training sites beyond the current lease. Our current focus, however, is on what we expect to be an exciting 2013 spring training season in Viera. While we certainly appreciate public interest in our future plans, we will be making no further comment until there is something new to report."

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