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2019 Schedule
93-69, 2nd in NL East
Zimmerman takes slap shots from Ovechkin, Caps in practice (0:28)
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Nats' Scherzer starts '20 with clean bill of health

With a 2019 World Series Champions patch stitched onto the right sleeve of his white Nationals jersey, Max Scherzer made it clear as can be Saturday that his neck is just fine and his preseason routine is the same as ever.

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Nationals, SS Turner agree to $7.45M contract

Shortstop Trea Turner and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $7.45 million, one-year contract Friday, as the World Series champions avoided arbitration by settling with all of their eligible players.

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2020 MLB arbitration tracker

Friday was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Recapping a hectic day of contract decisions.

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Nationals, OF Taylor agree on $3.325M contract

Michael A. Taylor and the Washington Nationals agreed Thursday to a one-year contract for $3,325,000, up slightly from his $3.25 million salary last season, when the outfielder lost an arbitration hearing.

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Nats increase depth with deals for Cabrera, Thames

In a bid to create flexibility in the infield, the Washington Nationals finalized deals with Asdrubal Cabrera and Eric Thames on Wednesday. Cabrera's deal includes a $2.5 million salary and performance bonuses and Thames' deal is for $4 million.

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Secret for new Nats INF Castro? 'Launch angle'

Starlin Castro offered up a two-word explanation for how he ended up with career highs of 22 homers and 86 RBIs in his 10th major league season, earning a two-year contract with the Nationals: launch angle.


BBTN: Latest Signings And The Future Of The Catcher

Before analyzing the changing nature of the catcher position with Padres front office assistant AJ Ellis (16:10), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss sneaky Nationals signings, the Josh Donaldson market and how the White Sox's moves will affect the 2020 AL Central race. Plus, ESPN's Eduardo Perez explains how Juan Soto can get even better (29:44) before Buster asks Hembo a very tough question (41:46).

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Source: Nats, Castro reach 2-year, $12M deal

Second baseman Starlin Castro, who had a .270 batting average with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs for the Marlins last season, has reached a two-year deal with the Nationals, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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Second baseman Starlin Castro is in agreement with the Washington Nationals on a two-year, $12 million contract, pending a physical, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. @Ken_Rosenthal was first with the agreement.

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Reliever Will Harris is in agreement with the Washington Nationals on a three-year deal, a source confirms to ESPN. Harris should jump into an eighth-inning role and could get save opportunities, too. @Ken_Rosenthal and @BNightengale, who says deal is for $24M, were on it.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2713th
Quality Starts872nd
Batting Average.2656th
On Base Percentage.3422nd
Slugging Percentage.4547th