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Team W-L L10 STRK
ATL 90-72 6-4 L2
WAS 82-80 5-5 L1
PHI 80-82 2-8 W2
NYM 77-85 7-3 W2
MIA 63-98 4-6 L2

Top Nationals News

  • Nationals' Matt Reynolds: Sent to Triple-A

    Reynolds was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

    Reynolds will head to Triple-A after passing through waivers untouched. Over parts of three major-league seasons (240 plate appearances), the 28-year-old owns a lackluster .223/.295/.340 triple-slash. Look for him to serve as organizational depth in 2019.

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  • Nationals' Yasel Antuna: Recovering from TJS

    Antuna is recovering from Tommy John surgery, Byron Kerr of reports.

    He underwent the procedure in early August, so he could miss a good chunk of the first half of the 2019 season. Antuna, a switch-hitting infielder, has a lot of power potential, but struggled after an aggressive assignment to Low-A last year.

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  • Nationals' Brian Dozier: Back to full health

    Dozier said Tuesday that the bone bruise in his left knee is 100 percent healed, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

    Dozier dealt with a bone bruise throughout much of the 2018 campaign. While the issue was never serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list, it apparently led the veteran infielder to develop bad habits at the plate, which could help explain his down year (.215/.305/.391 in 151 games with the Twins and Dodgers). Dozier still managed to collect double-digit homers (21) and steals (12) for the sixth consecutive season, and will be an attractive bounce-back candidate in 2019 after signing a one-year deal with the Nationals.

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  • Nationals' Matt Reynolds: Dropped from 40-man roster

    Reynolds was designated for assignment Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

    The Nationals needed a 40-man roster spot for new addition Brian Dozier, and Reynolds wound up being the roster casualty. The 28-year-old spent little time in the big leagues last season and only holds a .635 OPS in 240 career major-league plate appearances, but he played every position besides pitcher and catcher in the minors. He figures to act as an organizational depth piece moving forward.

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  • Nationals' Anthony Rendon: Reaches deal with Nats

    Rendon agreed to a one-year, $18.8 million contract with Washington on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Rendon put together yet another solid year at the dish in 2018, hitting .308 with 24 homers and 92 RBI in 136 ballgames. He's belted 20 or more home runs and driven in 85 or more RBI in each of his previous three seasons, and he should have a good chance to do so again in 2019.

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  • Nationals' Trea Turner: Agrees to deal with Nationals

    Turner and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.725 million deal Friday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Turner appeared in all 162 games for Washington last season, hitting a career-high 19 homers while swiping 43 bags. He'll be the Nationals' everyday shortstop again this year.

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  • Nationals' Joe Ross: Comes to terms with Nationals

    Ross signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nationals on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Ross spent most of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He returned in mid-September and struggled across a trio of starts, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) while posting a 7:4 K:BB across 16 innings. The 25-year-old will enter spring training with the inside track on a rotation spot.

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  • Nationals' Brian Dozier: Inks deal with Washington

    Dozier agreed to a one-year, $9 million contract with the Nationals on Thursday, Jeff Passan of reports.

    The veteran second baseman had a down year overall in 2018, producing his worst batting average (.215) and on-base percentage (.305) of his career, as well as his second-worst slugging percentage (.391) ever. However, he still managed to produce 21 home runs and 12 stolen bases, the sixth consecutive season in which he put up double-digit totals in both categories. Despite the positives, Dozier's struggles cooled his market considerably, but the Nationals decided to pounce in order to fill their second base vacancy. Dozier figures to be the frontrunner for the starting gig at second base, with Howie Kendrick, Wilmer Difo and Adrian Sanchez posing as the only threats to the top spot on the depth chart.

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  • Nationals' Brandon Snyder: Joins Nationals

    Snyder signed a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Nationals on Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Snyder had a brief stint in the majors with the Rays last season, but has otherwise seen minimal MLB action since 2013. The 32-year-old did manage a .907 OPS over 47 plate appearances with the Braves in 2016, but 10 of his 11 hits went for extra bases, which was clearly unsustainable. Snyder otherwise has a career .240/.276/.455 slash line in the majors and will most likely serve as organizational depth for Washington's infield.

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