Washington Nationals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.2567632033.51
NL East2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th4th4th2nd

Schedule

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1:10 pm EST
Sat Feb 25
at NYM
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1:05 pm EST
Sun Feb 26
at MIN
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1:05 pm EST
Mon Feb 27
at STL
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1:05 pm EST
Tue Feb 28
HOU
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1:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 1
at DET
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1:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 2
at HOU
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1:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
STL
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1:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 3
at MIA
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1:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 4
at STL
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1:05 pm EST
Sun Mar 5
MIN
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1:05 pm EST
Tue Mar 7
BOS
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1:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 8
at STL

Standings

NL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Washington0-00-0
Philadelphia0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Atlanta0-00-0
New York0-00-0
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Nationals' Trea Turner: Misses workout for jury duty
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Turner skipped Wednesday's team workout because he was summoned for jury duty, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Turner understands that even MLB superstars must fulfill their civic obligation, and he shouldn't miss more than a few days as he returns to D.C. Turner, the Nationals' starting shortstop, is coming off a breakout year in which he finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Uses normal grip Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was able to play catch while using his normal fastball grip Monday, but still felt some soreness in the knuckle at the base of his right ring finger, The Washington Post reports.

To this point in the spring, Scherzer had been forced to grip the ball with only three fingers while throwing from flat ground, so this is progress. The Nats won't put him on a mound until he's able to throw without soreness, though, so at this point there's no timetable for when he'll be able to ramp up his activity level and start getting ready for Opening Day in earnest. Fortunately for Scherzer, the extended spring training schedule created to accommodate the WBC gives him plenty of time to get up to speed before the regular season begins, but if he is delayed too long, his workload in April could be restricted.

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Nationals' Derek Norris: Likely to be traded
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The Nationals will look to trade Norris in the wake of the Matt Wieters signing, The Washington Post reports.

While there was no definitive statement from the front office regarding Norris' future in Washington, manager Dusty Baker's comments following the Wieters acquisition indicated that he was happy for Norris that it happened as early in the spring as it did, because the Nats now have plenty of time to find another club "that needs a front-line catcher." Until that happens, though, the 28-year-old's fantasy value -- already low coming off a .186/.255/.328 slash line in 2016 -- will remain in limbo.

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Nationals' Derek Norris: Set to be backup catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Norris is now in line to be the Nationals' backup catcher after the team signed Matt Wieters to a two-year deal on Tuesday.

The Wieters signing, while an obvious upgrade, really hurts Norris' fantasy value this season, as he no longer profiles as the starter. It's possible that Washington will look to trade Norris, as Jose Lobaton and Pedro Severino would be capable of handling the backup job.

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Nationals' Matt Wieters: Inks two-year deal with Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wieters and the Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year, $21 million deal Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

The 30-year-old was an All-Star for the Orioles last season, but the organization did not express much interest in bringing him back, and Wieters will now join the Nationals on a two-year contract, which includes an opt-out after Year 1. While Wieters has slipped a bit on the defensive end, he remains a strong hitter in what should be a dangerous lineup, and he's coming off of a season in which he hit .243 to go with 66 RBI across 423 at-bats. Wieters figures to immediately jump Derek Norris as the Nationals' starting catcher, and it's possible Norris could now be moved as he attempts to bounce back from a disastrous 2016 season, during which he hit just. 186 in 415 at-bats for the Padres.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGDaniel Murphy , 2B.347
HRDaniel Murphy , 2B25
RBIDaniel Murphy , 2B104
OBPDaniel Murphy , 2B.390
SLGDaniel Murphy , 2B.595
RAnthony Rendon , 3B91
SBTrea Turner , CF33
WMax Scherzer , SP20
ERATanner Roark , SP2.83
WHIPMax Scherzer , SP0.97
KMax Scherzer , SP284
SVMark Melancon , RP47

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