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  • The Brewers spent 150 days in first place in 2014, but missed the playoffs entirely following one of the worst end-of-season collapses in baseball history. Now they have to try to put the memories of that collapse behind them while trying to contend in one of baseball’s toughest divisions. Will last year be a motivator for the 2015 team, or will it be the dark cloud that l... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — Jayson Werth continues to play games in the minor leagues but defense only. He has yet to swing a bat in a game, Manager Matt Williams said, because Werth feels soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder when he swings. Werth moved from swinging off a tee to soft toss to swinging with […]... read more...
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  • Root Sports Southwest said Monday it will air the complete Astros schedule this season, using the same on-air crew that worked last year’s games on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Bill Brown, Alan Ashby and Geoff Blum will return for play by play and game analyst duties, joined by reporter Julia Morales. Kevin Eschenfelder, who hosted CSN […] read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — The past week has been much happier for Denard Span. Only three weeks ago, on March 9, he had his second core muscle surgery in three months. He was coming off one of his best seasons and entering his final year before free agency but now must rehab again. In recent days, Span […]... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals will have good news to discuss regarding their bullpen on Monday. The MRI exam on Casey Janssen’s sore right shoulder showed he is battling soreness – a rite of spring – and will need treatment and rest, said a person familiar with the situation. More to come on this later. But still, the Nationals will have […]... read more...
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  • The Mets host the Marlins at Tradition Field on Monday. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on SNY and MLB Network. Rafael Montero (1-0, 4.00) starts for the Mets, opposed by Dan Haren (1-1, 1.93) for Miami. This will be Montero’s fourth spring appearance.... read more...
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  • St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made it official this morning: Carlos Villanueva has made the Opening Night roster and heading for the bullpen. The news was reported this morning by both Jenifer Langosch and Derrick Goold. With his making the roster official, it means that Villanueva will not opt out of his contract and […] read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals reassigned six players to minor league camp, all headed to Class AAA Syracuse: infielder-outfielder Kila Ka’aihue, outfielder Derrick Robinson, right-hander Manny Delcarmen, catcher Steven LeRud, infielders Cutter Dykstra and Emmanuel Burriss, a Wilson High graduate and D.C. native. The Nationals have reached the point in big leagu... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals will have good news to discuss regarding their bullpen on Monday. The MRI exam on Casey Janssen’s sore right shoulder showed he is battling soreness – a rite of spring – and will need treatment and rest, said a person familiar with the situation. More to come on this later. But still, the Nationals will have […]... read more...
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  • Bryan Price’s lineup today (Mark Sheldon) features the starting eight players for the first time this spring. It contains a few big surprises [see update below]: Phillips 2B (.261/.306/.385) Frazier 3B Votto 1B Mesoraco C Byrd LF... read more...
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  • UPDATED, 10:05 a.m. The Nationals have traded catcher Sandy Leon to the Red Sox, Leon told James Wagner at Space Coast Stadium this morning. The Red Sox announced they sent cash to the Nationals for Leon. Washington traded with the Red Sox for a catcher this offseason, sending minor league pitcher Danny Rosenbaum to Boston for […]... read more...
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  • PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg made his first start since spraining his ankle, allowing four runs on four hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out two. He tossed 70 pitches, only 39 for strikes. Strasburg was solid early but unraveled in the third inning, giving up two home runs in […]... read more...
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  • After reporting to Spring Training with the most buzz and excitement of any team in baseball, the Washington Nationals have been dealing with several injuries that have created many concerns for a team that wasn’t supposed to have any going into the regular season. Now, it looks like the team has yet another player to worry […] ... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — Anthony Rendon’s left knee is still bugging him when he twists it so, after a second MRI showed healing but not enough yet, his status for opening day is in question. Rendon’s absence from games over the past two and a half weeks has given ample playing time for his potential replacements […]... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals are entering the home stretch of the spring. Five spring games and an exhibition contest remain before the regular season begins on April 6. Ryan Zimmerman is resting his banged left shoulder/back so Mike Carp starts at first base. Danny Espinosa starts again at third base. Doug Fister makes his […]... read more...
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  • VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper is back in the lineup on Friday against the Cardinals after dealing with a stomach bug. Yunel Escobar is playing on the minor league side so Dan Uggla starts at second base. Tony Gwynn Jr. will lead off while Michael A. Taylor hits seventh. Jordan Zimmermann is expected to go […]... read more...
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