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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer was back on the mound for a sim game in D.C. yesterday…Max Scherzer threw 48 pitches over three innings in a sim game against his teammates on Wednesday, and looked sharp doing it...

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Baseball and COVID-19: The RiskMajor League Baseball got its act together. Well, it almost did. MLB and the Players Association agreed to a 60-game season with a new set of rules.

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Win #60 of 2019 with Anibal SanchezClick here to watch Nats win #60 on August 6th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Washington Nationals' Carter Kieboom on getting vote of confidence at third from Davey Martinez + more…Carter Kieboom talked to reporters this afternoon about what he did during the time off before Spring Training 2.0, and what he's working on now that he's back in D.C.

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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer was back on the mound for a sim game in D.C. yesterday…Max Scherzer threw 48 pitches over three innings in a sim game against his teammates on Wednesday, and looked sharp doing it...

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EP 97: Delay of gameThe Nats had to cancel their Monday workouts, with Sean Doolittle and Mike Rizzo not too happy about MLB's testing process.

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At least three Nats pitchers not cleared for workouts yetThree Nationals pitchers were confirmed today as having not participated in summer training yet, joining a group of five position players who have not yet been seen by reporters on the field through the first four workouts at Nationals Park.

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Scherzer grunts his way through three innings in Nats' first sim gameThe Nationals took their first big step back to live baseball today with an intrasquad game in the early afternoon at Nats Park.

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Nats make first cuts from Major League camp; 42 players remain of which several are unavailable!This morning, the Nationals sent 17-players to the alternate training site in Fredericksburg, Virginia belonging to the Class High-A affiliate FredNats.

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Washington Nationals: 60-Game Season Facts And FiguresMLB announced the 2020 schedule for all 30 teams on Monday and the Washington Nationals will have their hands full for the entire 60-game season.

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Is Washington Nationals' OF Juan Soto the Next Best Player in Baseball?Where does Juan Soto rank among the greats in the game right now?

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Nationals Add Taylor Gushue To 60-Man PoolThe Nationals announced today that they have added catcher Taylor Gushue to their 60-man player pool.

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Washington Nationals News: Nationals resume ST 2.0 workouts; Juan Soto update; Trea Turner talksCatch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for more news out of the nation's capital...

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60-game schedule won't produce fair pennant raceA 162-game season separates the great teams from the good teams, the good teams from the average teams, the average teams from the bad teams,...

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Washington Nationals' Alternate Training Site in Fredericksburg Nationals' new homeNationals' GM Mike Rizzo and Nats' Manager Davey Martinez talked on Tuesday about the Alternate Training Site they've chosen for Spring Training 2.0...

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Trea Turner, Nationals to play Yankees in 2020 MLB season openerThe Nationals will take on the New York Yankees, one of the favorites in the American League to win the World Series, nearly nine months after winning the Fall Classic in their own right last October.

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Washington Nationals' Alternate Training Site in Fredericksburg Nationals' new home…Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo and Nats' Manager Davey Martinez talked on Tuesday about the Alternate Training Site they've chosen for Spring Training 2.0...

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Washington's new NFL team name: Warriors should be off the tableAs the Washington NFL club conducts a "thorough review" of its existing team name - which really means buying time to figure out what the new name will be - one host on local sports-talk radio says he has it on good authority that "Warriors" is the leading contender.

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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner on 60-game schedule; getting used to baseball's new normalTrea Turner talked to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since he returned to D.C. for the start of Spring Training 2.0...

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Contact with a COVID-19 person translates to self-isolation; Juan Soto and Victor Robles are in that protocol according to source!The 101-page MLB COVID-19 manual on health and safety protocol that was sent to teams last month has a lot of information to get through, and pages are being added to the manual as well as clarifications and notes.

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Nationals closer Sean Doolittle has perfect take on MLB's season amid coronavirus spikeThe 2020 MLB season will begin in just a few weeks, but one of the league's most well-known players has put what that means in perspective for fans.

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Win #59 of 2019 had Erick Fedde as aces and the stopper!Click here to watch Nats win #59 on August 5th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Washington Nationals hit hard by coronavirus protocolsThe Washington Nationals are without young outfielders Victor Robles and Juan Soto due to coronavirus protocols for precautionary measures.

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Washington Nationals talk about missing day of workouts on Monday; getting back to work today…GM Mike Rizzo and Nationals' manager Davey Martinez talked to reporters this afternoon about missing their workouts yesterday, and getting back to work this morning.

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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner on 60-game schedule; getting used to baseball's new normal…Trea Turner talked to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since he returned to D.C. for the start of Spring Training 2.0...

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Work ramps up in D.C. as second camp opens in FredericksburgAs the regular season creeps closer - opening night vs. the Yankees is 16 days away - the Nationals are starting to ramp up baseball activities following an initial period of light individual work to begin summer training.

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2020 MLB Important Dates to RememberMLB officially announced the 2020 regular season schedule for all thirty teams on Monday. Here are some MLB important dates to circle on the calendar.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer 'on target' but MVP candidate Juan Soto in isolationJuly 7 - Max Scherzer says he is "on target" for the 2020 seasonb but slugger Juan Soto is away from Washington Nationals summer camp and in isolation after he came into contact with a teammate who tested positive for COVID-19.

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Turner tries out cold-weather field mask during Tuesday workoutNationals shortstop Trea Turner was part of the infield group that got in a good workout Tuesday during summer training at Nats Park.

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Nationals, Astros, Cardinals cancel workouts over coronavirus testing delayWASHINGTON — Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could...

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Nats return to work, still waiting for several players to be clearedThe Nationals returned to work today, and they did so in a manner we hadn't yet seen during these first days of summer training.

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Nationals get snubbed once again on Sunday Night Baseball scheduleESPN released its Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the shortened 60-game season and the Nationals are nowhere to be found once again.

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Outlook on Braves 60-Game ScheduleOther key matchups that fans would love to see at Truist Park this year but can't unless watching on TV is a two game series versus the New York Yankees beginning Tuesday, August 25 and the Boston Red Sox to close out the season at Truist Park for three games beginning Friday, September 25.

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2020 Washington Nationals ScheduleAll Times EDT Spring Training July 18 Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. July 20 at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

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Washington Nationals hold Training Camp at Nationals ParkWashington Nationals pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Erick Fedde are seen in the bullpen during training camp at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

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2020 Washington Nationals ScheduleAll Times EDT Spring Training July 18 Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. July 20 at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

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Projecting the Washington Nationals' Opening Day 30-man rosterThe schedule is now officially set. Who could make the Washington Nationals' 30-man Opening Day roster in 16 days' time...

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Washington Nationals: Sean Doolittle's indecision could give job to Will HarrisSean Doolittle continues to go back and forth on whether he'll play this year. Will Harris is waiting in the wings for the Washington Nationals.

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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 seasonAs Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game 2020 MLB season during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of players have announced that they will not be participating as their teams begin training camp with Opening Day scheduled for July 23 and 24.

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What's in a name for Nationals? A fresh start and no controversyWhile the Redskins grapple with a prospective nickname change, the Nationals have a title to hang as part of their individual history.

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Washington Nationals News: Nationals cancel their workouts over testing issues; 2020 schedule released + more Nats links…Catch up on an interesting last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to see if this 2020 MLB season actually like happens...

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2020 Washington Nationals ScheduleAll Times EDT Spring Training July 18 Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. July 20 at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

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Washington Nationals talk about missing day of workouts on Monday; getting back to work today…GM Mike Rizzo and Nationals' manager Davey Martinez talked to reporters this afternoon about missing their workouts yesterday, and getting back to work this morning.

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Denaburg on his right shoulder recovery: "I feel like myself again"Nationals 2018 first-round selection Mason Denaburg told me his recovery from a right shoulder cleanout last October is progressing nicely.

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MLB already has a testing problem that it needs to solve now if it wants a 2020 seasonAfter the Washington Nationals had to cancel their team workout on Monday, it's clear MLB has a serious testing issue already...

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Nationals resume training camp after receiving results from COVID-19 testsThe Washington Nationals resumed training camp Tuesday after canceling workouts the previous day because of COVID-19 testing delays.

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Nationals, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delaysBaseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season.

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Juan Soto isolating after contact with Nationals teammate who tested positive for COVID-19, per reportWashington Nationals superstar Juan Soto is currently isolating away from the team after coming into contact with a teammate who tested positive for COVID-19, the Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty reported Tuesday.

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Projecting the Washington Nationals' Opening Day 30-man rosterNow that the calendar has ticked over to July, the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball are going to at least attempt to make a comeback this month, just under four months after Spring Training was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals cancel their workouts over testing issues; 2020 schedule released + more Nats links…Catch up on an interesting last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to see if this 2020 MLB season actually like happens...

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Washington Nationals trying to prepare for 60-game MLB season; testing issues cost team a day of workouts…Washington's Nationals have talked over the first four days of Spring Training 2.0 about preparing for the 2020 season amidst a pandemic.

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Juan Soto Featured in Special Topps eSports Card SetJuan Soto Featured in Special Topps eSports Card Set Major League Baseball is just one of several sports that turned to an alternative method to keep fans engaged during the recent situation: eSports.

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The 60-game regular season schedule for the #NatsAll of the sourced reports were correct that the Washington Nationals will play the Yankees in an exclusive Opening Night game on July 23 and broadcasted on ESPN at 7:08 pm EDT at Nats Park.

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Nationals release 2020 scheduleThe World Series-champion Washington Nationals announced on Monday their 60-game regular season schedule and three-game exhibition slate.

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Washington Nationals 2020 ScheduleHave you been looking for the Nationals 2020 Schedule? The MLB has finally revealed the 60 game season.

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2020 MLB schedule released with Yankees-Nationals, Giants-Dodgers set for opening nightThe defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Nationals' 2020 schedule filled with odditiesIt's also strange. Count hosting the Yankees among the multiple oddities of the schedule. It will be the first time in Nationals history that the team will open the season against an American League opponent.

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MLB releases 2020 Schedule: Washington Nationals open season on July 23rd vs New York Yankees…The Washington Nationals' defense of the 2019 World Series championship will begin on July 23rd, provided Major League Baseball can pull off a season during an ongoing pandemic.

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Washington Nationals 2020 season schedule releasedMajor League Baseball just released its 2020 regular season schedule!

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Nats to host Yankees in nationally televised MLB openerMajor League Baseball's attempt to play the 2020 season will begin at Nationals Park with a nationally televised matchup between the reigning World Series champions and the sport's most storied franchise.

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Hanging, not flattening the curveSean Doolittle has it right: to counteract COVID-19, we've done little. Multiple media accounts are carrying the remarks of the Nationals' reliever about the pandemic, and I think he spells out its perils very well.

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Baseball's Return in Peril After Champs Shut Down TrainingThe World Series champion Washington Nationals have shut down their spring training after just three days, and their players and front office are questioning the wisdom of baseball's return to play.

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Washington Nationals cancel Monday workout due to delayed COVID-19 test resultsThe Washington Nationals announced they would not be working out as they await COVID-19 results from tests that were administered on Friday.

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35 NHL players test positive, Nationals suspend camp as sports try to return amid coronavirus surgeAt least 35 NHL players have tested positive for coronavirus.

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Washington Nationals cancel practice after not getting COVID-19 test resultsThe Washington Nationals cancelled their scheduled training on Monday after not receiving the results from COVID-19 testing, the Major League Baseball club said.

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Nats' taxi squad set to practice at new Fredericksburg stadiumThe Fredericksburg Nationals announced today that the parent Nationals' alternate site for summer training player workouts will be at the new ballpark in Fredericksburg, Va....

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2019 World Series Teams Cancel Team Workouts MondayThe Washington Nationals and Houston Astros both cancelled team workouts on Monday due to a delay in getting the results from last Friday's COVID-19 tests.

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Washington Nationals to use new Fredericksburg ballpark for taxi squadThe Washington Nationals will be using the new ballpark in Fredericksburg for practices for players on their extended roster in 20202.

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Washington Nationals Announce 2020 Schedule and Exhibition GamesAnnounced their 60-game 2020 schedule on Monday, along with a three-game exhibition slate. The 16th season of Nationals baseball will commence with an Opening Day matchup on ESPN against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park on Thursday, July.

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MLB Network presents the unveiling of the 60-game schedule tonight at 6:00 P.M. EDT; Nats cancel workouts for today!2020 60-GAME MLB SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED ON A SPECIAL EDITION OF MLB TONIGHT PRESENTED BY CAMPING WORLD TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M. EDT MLB Network missed the opportunity to do a show on the 60-player pool selections a week ago, but they...

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Washington Nationals cancel workouts over delays in getting COVID-19 testing results…GM Mike Rizzo today released a statement about the team canceling scheduled workouts after a delay getting results from Friday's COVID-19 testing...

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Prospects in the Washington Nationals' 2020 player poolThe Official Site of Minor League Baseball web site includes features, news, rosters, statistics, schedules, teams, live game radio broadcasts, and video clips.

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Chicago Cubs: Washington Nationals cancel workout over COVID-19 concernsThe Washington Nationals announced that they have canceled Monday's player workouts because of the delay of testing regarding COVID-19.

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Four Surprise Candidates for the Washington Nationals 30-man rosterWith the shortened 2020 MLB season, MLB rosters have been expanded to 30 players. Currently, teams have a roster pool of 60 players for Spring Training 2.0, which must be cut to 30 players before the season gets underway on July 23rd when the defending World Series champions Washington Nationals taken on the New York Yankees.

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Washington Nationals: Tracker Of Players Who Opted Out Of The 2020 SeasonThe 2020 MLB season is set to begin on July 23. However, with the threat of the Coronavirus, multiple players have already opted out due to various reasons.

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Nationals, Astros cancel workouts after not getting COVID-19 test results backGeneral Manager Mike Rizzo said "Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not safe for us to continue with Summer Camp."

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Nationals Cancel Monday Morning Workouts Due To Testing DelaysThe Nationals are canceling Monday's summer camp workout because MLB has not provided COVID-19 test results in timely fashion.

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Nationals cancel workout due to delay in test resultsThe Nationals have called off today's scheduled workouts at Nationals Park amid concerns about the delay in getting COVID-19 test results back from Major League Baseball's lab.

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Wire Taps: Two Washington Nationals test positive for COVID-19; Sean Doolittle has thoughts on testing procedure + more Nats linksCatch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for some good news from somewhere around the baseball world...

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Washington Nationals' Carter Kieboom will still be starting third baseman in D.C. when 2020 season beginsCarter Kieboom will start the season at third base, as of now, as Nationals' manager Davey Martinez and GM Mike Rizzo have suggested all winter...

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Two Washington Nationals Players Test Positive for Novel CoronavirusTwo Washington Nationals players have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the team's manager Davey Martinez announced Sunday.

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What it's like being at Nationals Park for summer trainingI've been getting the question multiple times a day, from family, friends and colleagues, all curious to know: What's it been like at Nationals Park during these first three days of summer training?

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Nationals, Astros cancel workouts because of testing delaysBaseball's two World Series finalists canceled workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the baseball season.

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Nationals' decision to stall workouts shows just how precarious MLB season isIssues were expected along the way. But, this first issue comes with the most important part of the equation.

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Coronavirus: Sean Doolittle has thoughts on MLB return during pandemicWashington Nationals' Sean Doolittle gives honest thoughts on bringing baseball back during coronavirus pandemic.

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Nationals, Astros shut down workouts amid coronavirus testing delaysThe Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have canceled their team workouts scheduled for Monday, citing the safety of their players as both clubs await results of COVID-19 testing from Friday.

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Coronavirus testing failures in MLB affect Nationals, other teamsNationals, Astros cancel workouts as COVID-19 testing failures affect at least four MLB teams.

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Giants-Dodgers, Yankees-Nationals among leaks before MLB schedule revealTwo opening day matchups have leaked prior to Major League Baseball's planned TV announcement for its 60-game coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

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Nationals shut down workout, await test resultsThe Nationals canceled their team workout Monday morning, citing the "health and safety of our players" as they await results of COVID-19 testing from last Friday.

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Nationals cancel workouts, temporarily close summer campThe Washington Nationals made it three days before they decided to shut down their workouts at Nationals Park because of coronavirus concerns.

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UPDATE: Nationals, Astros cancel workouts after not getting COVID-19 test results backGeneral Manager Mike Rizzo said "Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not safe for us to continue with Summer Camp."

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Wire Taps: Two Washington Nationals test positive for COVID-19; Sean Doolittle has thoughts on testing procedure + more Nats links…Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for some good news from somewhere around the baseball world...

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Washington Nationals' Sean Doolittle on issues with testing early in ST 2.0; idea of allowing fans back into stands + moreSean Doolittle has opinions, and he's not afraid to share them. Strap in...

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Washington Nationals' Carter Kieboom will still be starting third baseman in D.C. when 2020 season begins…Carter Kieboom will start the season at third base, as of now, as Nationals' manager Davey Martinez and GM Mike Rizzo have suggested all winter...

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Nationals' Doolittle wary of season during deadly pandemicWashington Nationals left-hander Sean Doolittle plans to play during the upcoming season but said Sunday he would pull out if he felt the situation is taking a toll on his mental health.

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Coronavirus: Sean Doolittle has thoughts on MLB return during pandemicWashington Nationals' Sean Doolittle gives honest thoughts on bringing baseball back during coronavirus pandemic.

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Two Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19Two Washington Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19, manager Davey Martinez said Sunday, according to a report from NBC Washington.

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2 Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19Two players with the Washington Nationals have tested positive for COVID-19, the team said Sunday.

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The Latest: Two Arizona relievers tested positive for virusArizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19.

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Washington Nationals' Sean Doolittle on issues with testing early in ST 2.0; idea of allowing fans back into stands + more…Nationals' reliever Sean Doolittle's wife Eireann Dolan has health issues she has discussed publicly, which put her at a higher risk for infection, which had the veteran questioning whether or not he would be playing baseball in 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington, DC Doesn't Need To Be a State. Period.Given the recent rioting and property damage in D.C., it is even less likely the Senate will go along with the House measure to make the city a state and even if it did, President Donald Trump would certainly veto it.

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Win #58 of 2019; Nats pitching throws a combined one-hitterClick here to watch Nats win #58 on August 2nd on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Doolittle playing for now, but has several concernsSean Doolittle is here. He's been on the field, participating fully in early summer training workouts.

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Nationals' Sean Doolittle gives honest thoughts on bringing baseball back during a pandemicWhen asked about owners talking about possibly having fans at ballparks later this season, Doolittle offered a thoughtful answer about sports returning during the pandemic and what people can and have a responsibility to do.

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2 Nationals players test positive for coronavirus ahead of shortened MLB seasonWashington Nationals Manager Dave Martinez revealed that two of the team's 60 players tested positive for the coronavirus during intake testing on Sunday.

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Washington Nationals announce two players tested positive for COVID-19Davey Martinez told reporters this afternoon that two Nationals' players have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Two Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19Two Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19 during the team's initial intake testing program, manager Davey Martinez revealed today.

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Martinez eager for full team practices, but understands current safety limitsNationals manager Davey Martinez said one major issue with trying to play baseball amid the coronavirus pandemic is that he cannot yet get the entire team together on the field at one time.

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White Sox, Nationals each have 2 players test positive for coronavirusThe White Sox and Nationals announced that each have two players who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The Latest: Nats' Martinez: 2 players have tested positiveWashington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus.

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July Fourth Celebrations on the National Mall in Washington DCMilitary aircraft perform flyovers above the White House as President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host the 2020 Salute to America to celebrate America's Independence Day in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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Two Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19Hospitals have long been judged on quality of care. These new rankings grade their commitment to community, too.

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2 Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19Two players with the Washington Nationals have tested positive for COVID-19, the team said Sunday.

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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer on the necessary adjustments for play in the 2020 MLB campaign…Max Scherzer talked about testing, health and safety protocols for the 2020 season + more...

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Martinez on leadership, new extra-inning rule and moreThe Nationals had the oldest clubhouse in the major leagues last season. That type of experience and leadership was important to their success.

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Two Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19Two Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19 during the team's initial intake testing program, manager Davey Martinez revealed today.

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Washington Nationals announce two players tested positive for COVID-19Davey Martinez told reporters this afternoon that two Nationals' players have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo on his primary job in the 2020 MLB campaign…Mike Rizzo talked to reporters on Friday when the defending World Series champs gathered in D.C. for the start of Spring Training 2.0.

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Two Nationals players test positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19The players tested positive at the initial intake screen conducted in the middle of the week.

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Nationals' Sean Doolittle offers thoughtful remarks about bringing sports back during COVID-19 pandemicAs the COVID-19 pandemic worsens across the United States with cases spiking across the country, every professional sport is doing what it can to return.

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MLB to release 2020 schedule Monday: Yankees set to open vs. Nationals, Mets to meet BravesMajor League Baseball's full 60-game schedule is expected to be released on Monday, as first reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

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Ron Rivera, Daniel Snyder discussing Washington name change for weeksRon Rivera said that he has been working with the owner to brainstorm possible new nicknames for the organization.

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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer on the necessary adjustments for play in the 2020 MLB campaign…In his role as the Washington Nationals' union representative and as part of the MLB Players' Association's eight-member executive subcommittee, Max Scherzer was part of the talks in the last few months as the MLBPA and Major League Baseball tried to hammer out a deal to handle health, safety, and financial concerns for a potential 2020 MLB season.

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Washington Nationals' Davey Martinez not a fan of putting a runner on second in extras…Extra innings in 2020 will start with a runner on second base, and Nationals' skipper Davey Martinez is not a fan.

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'Reject the lies of history': Washington reckons with tributes to racist pastThe US capital is adorned with monuments to American history, but as schools change names and statues are toppled, legacies are under scrutiny.

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Washington Nationals' Davey Martinez not a fan of putting a runner on second in extras…So what does Davey Martinez, the Washington Nationals' manager, who played 1,918 games over 16 seasons in his big league career before getting into coaching, and eventually into a managerial role, think of the idea of putting a runner on second in extras?

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Scherzer impressed with testing, gearing up for opening dayMax Scherzer laughed when a reporter mentioned hearing he threw 65 pitches to live hitters Friday during the Nationals' first workout of the summer, then made sure to clarify that manager Davey Martinez may not have conveyed that information with 100 percent accuracy.

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New infield configuration shaping up; Trade is still possibleFrom a source, general manager Mike Rizzo will have Asdrubal Cabrera and Howie Kendrick as key pieces in the infield and as designated hitters as of now.

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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer feels safe in clubhouse with protocols in place…Washington Nationals' ace Max Scherzer talked to reporters this afternoon about returning to Nationals Park for the start of Spring Training 2.0...

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July Fourth Celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, DCFireworks are set off over the Lincoln Memorial as President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host the 2020 Salute to America to celebrate America's Independence Day in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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Denaburg recovering from shoulder cleanup: "All reports have been positive"Right-hander Mason Denaburg, the Nationals' top overall selection from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, has been been progressing well from a shoulder cleanout we reported earlier this winter.

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Davey Martinez names Carter Kieboom the Nationals' starting third basemanThe Nationals will use the rookie to replace Anthony Rendon in a shortened season.

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Kieboom is everyday third baseman "as of right now"The Nationals' most pressing question of spring training may already be answered at the outset of summer training: Carter Kieboom is expected to be the club's everyday third baseman.

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Nationals Notes: Kieboom To Start At Third, Denaburg Out, Cavalli InSpeaking to a handful of DMV-area reporters, Nationals' manager Davey Martinez said that he expects Carter Kieboom to be the starting third baseman, MASN's Mark Zuckerman, and Todd Dybas of NBC Sports were among those reporting.

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Washington Nationals cancel workout because of COVID-19 testing delay in UtahWashington - The defending World Series champion Nationals canceled their workout Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that general manager Mike Rizzo worried could endanger the baseball season.

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Washington Nationals News: Nationals back in D.C. for Spring Training 2.0; Mike Rizzo and Davey Martinez talk + more Nats links…Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to hear what everyone has to say on Day 2 of Spring Training 2.0.

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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer feels safe in clubhouse with protocols in place…Washington Nationals' ace Max Scherzer talked to reporters this afternoon about returning to Nationals Park for the start of Spring Training 2.0...

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Washington Nationals: Jake Noll not ready to take the reinsWith the announcement Ryan Zimmerman will be sitting out this season, Jake Noll moves up a notch on the team's depth chart.

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Martinez going with a five-man rotation to begin shortened seasonThe Nationals enter day two of summer training at Nats Park with the schedule spread out over 11 hours so the players and coaches are never in big groups.

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Washington NFL team: NEVER: Behind owner Daniel Snyder's famous quoteThe news release from the Washington NFL club on Friday carried the date at the top: July 3, 2020.

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Donald Trump orders creation of national heroes gardenAngry at the toppling of statues, President Trump wants US heroes honoured in a new national garden.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals back in D.C. for Spring Training 2.0; Mike Rizzo and Davey Martinez talk + more Nats links…Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to hear what everyone has to say on Day 2 of Spring Training 2.0.

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Should The Washington Nationals Sign Yasiel Puig?Yasiel Puig is still a free agent and the Nationals need more depth at first/DH.

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Washington Nationals adding 2020 1st Round pick Cade Cavalli to 60-Player Pool as Spring Training 2.0 starts upWashington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo and Nats' skipper Davey Martinez talked to reporters on Friday on Day 1 of Spring Training 2.0.

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The Nationals are back on the field, but will they stay?The Washington Nationals returned to the field at Nationals Park for the first time since the World Series in October for summer camp workouts.

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Defending MLB champions Washington Nationals return to training ahead of season startDefending MLB champions the Washington Nationals began training on Friday - over three months since the 2020 season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington Redskins launch review of controversial team nameThe Washington Redskins have announced a "thorough review" of the team's name in the face of mounting pressure from anti-racism groups and sponsors.

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Win #57 of 2019 was Corbin over KeuchelClick here to watch Nats win #57 on July 29th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Major League Baseball COVID-19 test results: 38 positives across 19 clubsAs Major League Baseball arrived to their home stadiums this week to prepare for a coronavirus-delayed season, the first step was to get tested for the virus.

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Washington Nationals hold first workouts of Spring Training 2.0 in Nationals ParkGM Mike Rizzo and Nationals' manager Davey Martinez talked to reporters this afternoon about the first day of Spring Training 2.0.

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Washington Nationals adding 2020 1st Round pick Cade Cavalli to 60-Player Pool as Spring Training 2.0 starts up…Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo and Nats' skipper Davey Martinez talked to reporters on Friday on Day 1 of Spring Training 2.0.

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Castillo opts out, Cavalli added to roster as workouts beginAs they took the field for the first time in nearly four months, the Nationals revealed more adjustments to their 60-man roster pool for summer training and the upcoming season, with another veteran opting out and another young prospect joining the group.

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Martinez and Rizzo emphasize player safety during day one of returnNationals manager Davey Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo understand that being successful in the world of Major League Baseball during the coronavirus pandemic boils down to two main challenges: staying safe and playing good baseball.

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Catcher Welington Castillo becomes third Washington National to opt out of 2020 MLB seasonCatcher Wellington Castillo becomes third National to opt out, joining Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross.

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Washington Nationals hold spring training at Nationals ParkA heart is seen in centerfield as members of the grounds crew work on the field prior to the first day of Washington Nationals' spring training, at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Friday, July 3, 2020.

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Washington Redskins news: NFL American football team could change nameTHE WASHINGTON REDSKINS NFL team has announced a review into its name amidst an ongoing row about whether it is racially inclusive.

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Professional Athletes Opt-Out; It's About More Than SportsThe fact that some athletes have decided to sit out their season, shows there's bigger issues at hand.

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Are the Miami Marlins Repeating the Washington Nationals' Rebuild?The Miami Marlins are one of the more deep-rooted rebuilding teams in Major League Baseball, and there are some fascinating aspects to their process.

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Washington Nationals hold first workouts of Spring Training 2.0 in Nationals Park…GM Mike Rizzo and Nationals' manager Davey Martinez talked to reporters this afternoon about the first day of Spring Training 2.0.

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All in the family as Quade Tomlin signs with the NatsThe Nationals stayed in the family when they signed middle infielder Quade Tomlin as an undrafted free agent this week.

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Summer training begins today at Nationals ParkIt's been 114 days since the Nationals last took the field in any kind of formal capacity.

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Navarre grad Matt Cronin makes Washington Nationals 60-man rosterJun 27, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Matt Cronin pitches during the eighth inning against the Oregon State Beavers in game two of the championship series of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals hold first so-called Summer Camp workouts today in D.C.; we're still going with Spring Training 2.0…Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to hear what happened in Nationals Park today...

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Washington Nationals' Spring Training 2.0 to start in Nationals Park today: Baseball is back-ishThey're going to try to play baseball in empty parks during an ongoing pandemic, what could go wrong?

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Washington Redskins Issue Statement on NameDan Snyder, Ron Rivera and the Washington Redskins have issued a statement on their moniker that is eye-opening and mostly stunning.

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Washington to conduct "thorough review" of team's nameDaniel Snyder must have spilled some Pepsi on the Nike watch that arrived via FedEx, because the damn thing now says it's all caps never o'clock.

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Washington NFL Team Announces 'Thorough Review' of Name Amid Growing CriticismWashington 's NFL team announced Friday that it is conducting a "thorough review" of its team name following recent discussions with the league...

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FedEx asks 'the team in Washington' to dump racist nickname as Nike pulls gearThe title sponsor for Washington's home stadium has asked the NFL team to change a nickname that's been called a ‘dictionary-defined racial slur'

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If Washington is forced to change team name, here are some of the best optionsHogs? RedHawks? Redtails? Dan Snyder could consider these and other suggestions amid mounting pressure.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals hold first so-called Summer Camp workouts today in D.C.; we're still going with Spring Training 2.0…Washington's Nationals are holding their first workouts of Spring Training 2.0 today, and the Nats' skipper, Davey Martinez, and GM, Mike Rizzo, will talk to reporters for the first time - at what is apparently being called "Summer Camp" though we're not really like totally, 100% and unquestioningly on board with that - to update everyone on how...

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Summer Training starts today; Fangraphs ranks #Nats at 4th best in Majors!For their part, the fine people at Fangraphs had to scrap all of their previous 162 game models and prepare 60 game projections based on 30-man rosters to start the season.

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Washington Nationals' Spring Training 2.0 to start in Nationals Park today: Baseball is back-ish…They're going to try to play baseball in empty parks during an ongoing pandemic, what could go wrong?

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Trump abuses our national parks, and he's doing it again at Mount RushmoreIn the United States, parks have always been used as spaces for public protest, places for commemorating acts of resistance and the struggle for a more perfect union, and stages for presidents to call for national unity or celebrate civic purpose.

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Redskins sponsor, FedEx, urges team to rebrandThe headline sponsor of the Washington Redskins, Fedex, has called on the American football team to change its controversial name.

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O's no: Nationals are Maryland's favorite team based on ticket salesThe Washington Nationals may not be located in the state of Maryland, but that didn't stop them from bringing in more fans from the area than the Baltimore Orioles in 2019.

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Win #56 of 2019 called on Stephen Strasburg as the stopper once again!Click here to watch Nats win #56 on July 28th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Virginia Tech Pitcher Zach Brzykcy Signs with the Washington NationalsLast month, Ian Seymour and Carson Taylor were selected in the new-look, shortened MLB Draft.

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O's no: Nationals are Maryland's favorite team based on ticket salesThe Washington Nationals may not be located in the state of Maryland, but that didn't stop them from bringing in more fans from the area than the Baltimore Orioles in 2019.

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Patrick Corbin posts tribute to Tyler Skaggs one year after his deathNationals starter Patrick Corbin honored Tyler Skaggs by posting a picture of the jersey he wore the day after his former teammate died of an overdose.

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Home run: Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer buys Jupiter mansionWashington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer bought a waterfront mansion in Jupiter for $9.8 million, sources told The Real Deal.

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Juan Soto is no longer Major League Baseball's best kept secretJuan Soto burst on to the national stage in last year's postseason. Now, all of Major League Baseball has taken notice for 2020.

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Editorial: MLB season can't come soon enoughThanks to the pandemic, the national pastime will not be the same this season, and maybe longer.

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Nats' Eric Thames believes 'baseball can work' despite coronavirus pandemicNationals' infielder Eric Thames was asked whether he thinks baseball can conduct its full 60-game slate despite the pandemic, and the 33-year-old gave an encouraging answer for all sports fans.

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Washington Redskins agree review of controversial team nameThe review follows a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team name long-criticised as racist.

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Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protestsThe term ‘Redskins' is seen as offensive by many people across America. In the current climate, a name change is not out of the question.

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Nationals Fan Poll #4 — Favorite Racing PresidentWelcome back, Nats fans, to our fourth installment of Weekly Fan Polls! Before we get into our topic for this week, let's take a look at last week's poll.

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Curly W Live: From The BoothWelcome to the 7th episode of the Curly W Live Podcast: From the Booth edition, presented by GEICO.

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TBT to "Nationals Classics": Doubling down on twinbillsIn a time of disappointments for baseball fans everywhere, Nationals fans got an extra dose of woe this week when they learned that the face of the franchise has opted out of the 2020 season, citing his concern that returning to the clubhouse this year would greatly increase his chances of contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to his family.

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Some pressing on-field questions as Nats prepare to returnThere hasn't been much reason to have actual baseball discussions around here in a while.

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Brzykcy brings 100 mph fastball to future Nats bullpenThe Nationals confirmed Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents, including Virginia Tech right-handed fireballer Zach Brzykcy.

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2019 World Series: The Birth of a RivalryAfter the clang heard around the world, the Washington Nationals went on to win the 2019 World Series...

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals back in D.C. for Spring Training 2.0 + Sean Doolittle not sure he'll play in 2020Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for updates from the first workouts of Spring Training 2.0...

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Washington Nationals sign nine undrafted free agentsWashington's Nationals announced this afternoon that they have signed nine undrafted free agents, adding to the six players they drafted in the five-round MLB Draft last month.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals back for Spring Training 2.0 + Sean Doolittle leaning towards playing in 2020 + more Nats links…Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for updates from the first workouts of Spring Training 2.0...

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Curly W LiveIn this episode, Charlie and Dave answer more questions from Nationals Season Plan Holders, including what they were thinking during different points of NLDS Game 5, what words they would use to describe Stephen Strasburg, and much more.

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Former Mets GM Steve Phillips likes how the Nationals stack up in a 60-game seasonPlenty of questions surround the 2020 MLB restart, but former Mets GM Steve Phillips thinks the Nats are actually better off with a shorter season.

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From the Community: An interview with Nicholas Brown, COO for Communication and Outreach at Prince George's County Memorial Library SystemWelcome to the second post in the "From the Community" blog series here on Curly W Live!

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How much will Max Scherzer's next contract be affected by Justin Verlander's and Clayton Kershaw's?If Max Scherzer re-signs with the Nationals, what would his contract look like? Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw's extensions might be an indication.

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2020 MLB Futures Odds: How many games will the Washington Nationals win?Looking at 2020 MLB futures odds for how many games the Washington Nationals will win in the 60-game MLB season.

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Source: Cavalli headed to the 60-man pool; All #Nats non-teenage prospects in camp except Denaburg; Nats sign 9 undrafted amateursFrom our sourced report this morning, newly signed first round pick, Cade Cavalli, was added to the 60-man player pool.

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Nationals agree to terms with nine undrafted free agentsThe Washington Nationals agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents following Major League Baseball's 2020 First-Year Player Draft.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals without Ryan Zimmerman; Top Nats' storylines as Spring Training 2.0 starts + moreCatch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait for players to start arriving in the nation's capital...

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Today in Nationals HistoryHey Nationals Fans! Check out this post each day for a look at what has happened on this day in Nationals history.

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Updates on Nats pitching prospects Denaburg and ParkerMore on Nationals pitching prospects from undrafted free agent Ray Torres IV. The catcher agreed to a deal with the Nats last week out of San Jacinto College North.

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Mayor approves Nats Park for workouts, fan-less gamesThe schedule hasn't been finalized yet. The protocols are still being fine-tuned. More players could choose to opt out.

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Washington Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond linked againOnce again, former Washington Nationals teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond will be linked in baseball history as they are sitting out the season.

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2020 Rival Season Preview: Washington NationalsThe Nats will try to capture the World Series trophy for the second year in a row, but will have to do it without All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon.

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Washington Nationals sign nine undrafted free agentsWashington's Nationals announced this afternoon that they have signed nine undrafted free agents, adding to the six players they drafted in the five-round MLB Draft last month.

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Nationals return to D.C. for summer campThe Nationals are on their way home to the nation's capital to begin spring training 2.0.

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Calls for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to be replaced with a new US national anthemMusicians and historians suggest the anthem, which was written by a 19th-century slave owner, has run its course as America's national song.

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Washington Nationals' use of Nationals Park for Spring Training 2.0 and games approved…D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday morning that the Nationals' request for a waiver to use their ballpark for Spring Training 2.0 and eventually games in the 2020 MLB season would be approved.

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Clinton, Bush and Truman rose to meet crises. Trump is failing on COVID.One of the main jobs for any president confronting major crisis is distinguishing merely unimaginable options from the genuinely impossible.

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Win #54 of 2019 was the first game of another doubleheader sweep!Click here to watch Nats win #54 on July 24th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Minor league season officially canceledIt had been a foregone conclusion for some time, but today's official announcement nonetheless hurts baseball fans around the world: The 2020 minor league season has been canceled.

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Washington Nationals' use of Nationals Park for Spring Training 2.0 and games approved…D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday morning that the Nationals' request for a waiver to use their ballpark for Spring Training 2.0 and eventually games in the 2020 MLB season would be approved.

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A Yankees-Nationals Opening Day would finally give Gerrit Cole another shot at the NatsLegend has it, Gerrit Cole is still out in the home bullpen at Minute Maid Park, waiting for manager A.J. Hinch to pick up the dugout phone and summon him to keep the Houston Astros' slim lead over the Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series intact.

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Sean Doolittle supports Ian Desmond's decision, praises his impact on Washington youthSean Doolittle backed Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the upcoming baseball season and praised the former Nats shortstop for his impact on Washington youth.

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Nationals finally receive approval to use Nationals ParkThe District of Columbia approved the Nationals waiver application to use Nationals Park, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday in a press conference.

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Naitonals roster for MLB restart: Five things to know as Washington tries to defend its titleCan the Nationals defend their title in an unusual 2020 season?

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Nationals roster for MLB restart: Five things to know as Washington tries to defend its titleCan the Nationals defend their title in an unusual 2020 season?

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NAACP to move national headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will move their national headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., the organization announced in a news release Monday.

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Former #Nats player Ian Desmond didn't opt-out, he opted-in! Be the change….Last night Ian Desmond wrote a nine page message on Instagram to the world about his life, racism, impact, education, disparity, exclusion and more.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opt out of 2020 MLB campaign; Nats and D.C. working on approval for ST 2.0…Catch up on the interesting last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to see if other players make the decision to opt out of the 2020 MLB campaign...

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Torres felt "natural knack for catching" early onLast week, we had San Jacinto College North baseball coach Tom Arrington preview catcher Ray Torres IV, who has reportedly agreed to join the Nationals organization as an undrafted free agent.

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EU's travel safe list emerges from battle for national interestsDiplomats wrestled with the politics of easing restrictions — but the agreement is a recommendation, not an obligation.

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Players who choose to sit out don't owe us an explanationFour major league players announced their decisions not to play in 2020 on Monday, three of them current or former Nationals.

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U.S. FCC issues final orders declaring Huawei, ZTE national security threatsThe Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally designated Chinese's Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp as posing threats to U.S. national security, a declaration that bars U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies.

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opt out of 2020 MLB campaign; Nats and D.C. working on approval for ST 2.0…Catch up on the interesting last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait to see if other players make the decision to opt out of the 2020 MLB campaign...

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China approves controversial national security law for Hong KongThe law sets the stage for radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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To Play or Not to Play…I repeat, SPORTS ARE BACK! Sort of... Like most sports fans, I was pumped to hear official start dates for the MLB and NBA seasons in recents weeks.

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Washington Nationals' Daniel Hudson talks 2020 MLB campaign, tough decisions + moreDaniel Hudson was on MLB Network Radio this past Friday talking about his plans for the 2020 season...

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Ryan Zimmerman Among Players to opt Out of Shortened MLB Season Amid Global COVID-19 PandemicFresh off of earning a World Series ring with the Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman, has said, thanks, but no thanks, to the idea of playing baseball during the 2020 MLB season of COVID-19 induced uncertainty.

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Ryan Zimmerman to opt Out of Shortened MLB Season Amid Global COVID-19 PandemicFresh off of earning a World Series ring with the Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman, has said, thanks, but no thanks, to the idea of playing baseball during the 2020 MLB season of COVID-19 induced uncertainty.

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Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross and Mike Leake Opt Out of MLB Season Citing PandemicZimmerman, a pillar of the Nationals' World Series-winning team, will skip the season, citing personal and family safety.

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Win #53 of 2019 Strasburg is aces again!Click here to watch Nats win #53 on July 23rd on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Leake Will Not Play This SeasonPitcher Mike Leake has announced he will sit out this season. The veteran is making the decision based on health concerns surrounding how COVID-19 could affect him and his extended family.

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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross opt out of 2020 MLB seasonThe Washington Nationals announced on Monday that Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross will not play the 2020 MLB season, citing health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Washington Nationals' Zimmerman, Ross opt out of 2020 seasonWashington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right-hander Joe Ross are opting out of the 2020 MLB season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

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MLB releases new coronavirus rules for season restartMajor League Baseball announced highlights of its health and safety protocols, including extra-inning rule changes for its 60-game season expected to start July 23.

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Nats' Zimmerman and Ross to Sit Out 2020 SeasonBoth Nationals have opted to not play the truncated 2020 season due to COVID-19 and their discomfort with all of the health risks posed to players and team staff during Major League Baseball's attempt to play through a global pandemic.

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Pair of Washington Nationals players decide to sit out 2020 MLB seasonAccording to the Washington Nationals, both Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross have decided to sit out the 2020 Major League Baseball season because of health and safety reasons.

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Washington Nationals: Joe Ross, Ryan Zimmerman opt out of 2020Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals join D-Backs pitcher Mike Leake in opting out of the 2020 MLB season.

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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross opt out of playing in 2020 MLB seasonNationals' veterans Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross decided to opt out of playing in the 60-game 2020 MLB season that will be played amidst an ongoing pandemic...

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Washington Nationals' Zimmerman, Ross opt out of 2020 seasonWashington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right-hander Joe Ross are opting out of the 2020 MLB season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

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Zimmerman and Ross opting out of 2020 seasonRyan Zimmerman, the only person to play in a major league game for the Nationals during each of their 15 seasons in town, will not play for the club during its 16th season.

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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman opts out of 2020 MLB seasonWith Major League Baseball finally set to resume, starting with pitchers and catchers beginning to report on Wednesday, the Washington Nationals will play this unprecedented 60-game slate without a franchise cornerstone.

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Five Baseball Teams That Might Benefit from 60-Game ScheduleBaseball officially announced that the 2020 season will last 60 games. Here are five teams that could benefit the most from that type of schedule.

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Inslee Should Send the Washington National Guard Down to Yakima to Lock Up That Dangerous SheriffIf Inslee wasted no time displaying his strength to BLM protesters, he should also waste no time putting disorderly white sheriffs in their place.

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Nationals' Zimmerman and Ross opting out of MLB seasonThe Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team, including one of the faces of the franchise.

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Zimmerman, Ross sit out Nationals season over COVID-19 concernsReuters) - Infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross will not help the Washington Nationals defend their World Series title after both players opted to sit out the Major League Baseball season over health concerns related to COVID-19, the team said on Monday.

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