Washington Nationals

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Nationals.2567632033.51
NL East2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th4th4th2nd

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Mon Feb 27
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HOU
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MIN
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BOS
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Wed Mar 8
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New York0-01-0
Washington0-00-0
Atlanta0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Philadelphia0-00-1
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Nationals' Tanner Roark: Pitches in intrasquad game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Roark tossed two innings in an intrasquad game Thursday as he prepares to join Team USA during the WBC, The Washington Post reports.

The 30-year-old expects to only pitch in one game during the tournament, before rejoining the Nats for the remainder of spring training. Roark is coming off career highs in innings pitched and K/9 in 2016, and while he doesn't have the electric upside of a Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg, he's expected to be a key part of the team's rotation this season.

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Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Pitches in intrasquad game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg threw an inning during an intrasquad game Thursday, The Washington Post reports.

He tossed 23 pitches and came off the mound none the worse for wear. The Nationals are restricting Strasburg's workload early in spring training, and Thursday's outing against minor leaguers and NRIs came in lieu of action during this weekend's Grapefruit League games, but so far he looks healthy and on pace to be ready for Opening Day. If Max Scherzer's finger issue holds him back too much this spring, Strasburg might even get the Opening Day assignment for the Nats.

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Nationals' Victor Robles: Flashes speed in intrasquad game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robles, who did not receive an invite to major league training camp, got the start in center field during an intrasquad game Thursday and went 1-for-3 with an infield hit off Tanner Roark, The Washington Post reports.

The top prospect in the Nationals' system, and the top dynasty prospect on Rotowire's rankings who has yet to see any big league action, fought off an inside pitch from Roark and easily beat out the resulting dribbler to third base. Robles' youth and aggressiveness then got the better of him, as Roark picked him off attempting to steal. Still just 19 years old, Robles will likely begin the season at High-A before getting his first taste of the high minors later in the year, but if he continues to impress this spring the Nats could consider accelerating that timetable and having him begin 2017 at Double-A. With Jayson Werth a free agent next offseason, it's not out of the question that Robles might be competing for a starting spot in the majors in 2018.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer: Will avoid throwing fastballs Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Scherzer (finger) will throw only secondary pitches during his Saturday mound session because he still can't grip his fastball without feeling pain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

As Janes said in her tweet, that fact "makes it slightly less encouraging" that he's throwing off a mound. The stress fracture that will help keep Scherzer out of the World Baseball Classic is suddenly making his prospective fantasy owners nervous. Still, Janes said Scherzer's "arm will be strong and ready when the pain goes away," meaning he probably won't need much actual work in spring games to get ready for the regular season. Don't rule out the possibility of his recovery timetable dipping into April, though. There's reason to knock Scherzer down draft boards a bit, but his prognosis has time to improve.

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Nationals' Matt Wieters: Deal made official
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The Nationals officially announced their signing of Wieters, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

The pact pays the backstop $10 million in 2017 with an $11 million option for 2018. His poor 2016 doesn't take away from the upside he has at the catcher position in fantasy leagues. Given his current ADP, the veteran could wind up as a huge value pick.

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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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