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11/21/2014 | Nats could have options with Zimmermann, Fister

According to USA Today, the Nationals have told opposing teams they would listen to possible deals involving right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister. Fister and Zimmermann are free agents after the 2015 season and general manager Mike Rizzo would like to sign them long term. Fister and Zimmermann were two of the Nationals' best pitchers this past season.


11/20/2014 | Nats fill 40-man roster by adding Cole, three others

The Nationals added four players -- right-hander A.J. Cole, infielder Wilmer Difo, outfielder Brian Goodwin and left-hander Matt Grace -- to their 40-man roster on Thursday. Meanwhile, infielder Pedro Florimon was claimed off waivers by the Pirates and right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus was placed on outright assignment and elected free agency.


11/19/2014 | Catch nets Souza gift certificate from Zimmermann

After pitching a no-hitter on the last day of the 2014 regular season, Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann said he would give outfielder Steven Souza Jr. anything he wanted. On Wednesday, Souza revealed to MLB.com that Zimmermann gave him a gift certificate.


11/19/2014 | Nationals add to baseball operations department

The Nationals continue to add to their baseball operations department, hiring Mike Cubbage and Terry Wetzel on Wednesday as special assistants to general manager Mike Rizzo.


11/18/2014 | Beasley leaving Nats, joining Rangers as third-base coach

Tony Beasley, the Nationals' Minor League coordinator, is leaving the organization to become the third-base coach of the Rangers.


11/18/2014 | Nationals part ways with catcher Solano

The Nationals made more room on their 40-man roster on Tuesday by releasing catcher Jhonatan Solano.


11/18/2014 | Cole aiming to earn spot in Nationals' rotation

The Nationals have 38 players on their 40-man roster. They could add one more player before the Winter Meetings next month. Right-hander A.J. Cole is a candidate to be placed on the roster.


11/18/2014 | Renda provides Nationals a sparkplug infielder

Second-base prospect Tony Renda brings energy and a total sense of commitment to his game. A speedster who hits for average, Renda is a potential top-of-the-order table setter.


11/17/2014 | Purke signs Minor League deal

The Nationals signed left-hander Matt Purke to a Minor League contract on Monday, with an invitation to Spring Training. The move comes four days after Purke was released and taken off the 40-man roster.


11/16/2014 | Blevins, Santiago awed by Kabuki at theater in Tokyo

Jerry Blevins and Hector Santiago received VIP treatment Sunday morning at Kabuki-za, one of Japan's most famous theaters. There, they learned about the art of Kabuki, a traditional style of Japanese performance famous for its elaborate costumes and makeup.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Nationals release left-hander Purke

The Nationals released left-hander Matt Purke, which means he is off their 40-man roster. A third-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Purke was released because the team felt he would not make an impact on the Major League squad in 2015.


11/14/2014 | Nats, Frandsen agree on one-year deal

The Nationals agreed to terms with infielder Kevin Frandsen on a one-year deal worth $1 million plus incentives, thus avoiding arbitration.


11/13/2014 | Desmond turned down 7-year deal before 2014

Shortstop Ian Desmond turned down a seven-year, $107 million contract from the Nationals prior to Spring Training earlier this year, a baseball source has confirmed. The Washington Post was first to report the offer. Desmond and the Nationals then agreed upon a two-year, $17.5 million deal to complete his arbitration years.


11/12/2014 | Nationals GM refutes report of Zimmermann trade talks

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo denied Wednesday that his team and the Cubs are in trade discussions regarding right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who could be a free agent after the 2015 season.


11/12/2014 | Nats' coaching staff set to return for 2015 season

On Wednesday morning, Washington announced that its entire 2014 coaching staff will return for the '15 season to defend its NL East title.


11/11/2014 | Nats could keep Espinosa on right side of plate

The Nationals are seriously considering making second baseman Danny Espinosa exclusively a right-handed hitter, MLB.com has learned.


11/11/2014 | Nationals, Cubs reportedly talking about Zimmermann

The Nationals have been tight-lipped at the General Managers Meetings, but according to The Chicago Sun-Times, they are talking to the Cubs about a possible trade involving right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.


11/11/2014 | Report links Cubs to Nationals' Zimmermann

The Cubs are reportedly in contact with the Nationals regarding a potential trade for right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Neither club has commented on the report.


11/11/2014 | Old-school Williams part of new breed of managers

During his playing career, Matt Williams was given the nickname "The Big Marine." He was old-school at its best. With a National League Manager of the Year Award in his first season at the helm in the Majors, he is one of the poster boys for the new-age manager.


11/11/2014 | 'Humbled' Williams named top NL manager in first year

Matt Williams was rewarded for his hard work on Tuesday night, winning the 2014 National League Manager of the Year Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Williams beat out Giants skipper Bruce Bochy and the Pirates' Clint Hurdle for the honor.


11/10/2014 | Nats sign Burriss, Delcarmen to Minors deals

The Nationals signed infielder/outfielder Emmanuel Burriss and right-hander Manny Delcarmen to Minor League deals with invitations to Major League Spring Training on Monday. Both players spent the entire season with Triple-A Syracuse, a Nationals affiliate.


11/10/2014 | Williams worthy of NL Manager of the Year Award

In his first year as manager, Matt Williams guided the Nationals to the best record in the National League. And for this accomplishment, he was named a finalist for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's Manager the Year Award in the Senior Circuit.


11/7/2014 | Cano, Puig, Altuve head Japan All-Star Series roster

A collection of the game's top talent will represent Major League Baseball next week when the Japan All-Star Series begins on Tuesday, and the roster for the MLB team was revealed on Friday.


11/6/2014 | Desmond, Rendon win Silver Slugger Awards

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and third baseman Anthony Rendon were the recipients of the 2014 National League Silver Slugger Award at their positions Thursday.




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