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13 Nationals have played in the outfield this season. Stability should be on the way.
August 21st, 2017 at 1:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** Alejandro De Aza is the 13th outfielder the Nationals have used this season. (Kent Horner/Getty Images) For a few minutes Sunday morning, Alejandro De Aza sat in front of a monitor in the visitors' clubhouse at Petco Park to watch clips of San Diego Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet. Due to...

With Jayson Werth and Trea Turner nearing returns, Nationals should be deep for playoffs
August 20th, 2017 at 4:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jayson Werth is close to a return. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) SAN DIEGO â?? While the Nationals are out West fielding lineups that would possibly warrant fines in spring training for not including enough regulars, a couple of their shelved regulars are about to take a significant step in their...

Ryan Madson isn’t seeing progress in his sprained finger
August 19th, 2017 at 9:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ryan Madson's finger hasn't gotten any better. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) SAN DIEGO â?? When Ryan Madson played catch Saturday, he had no idea if he would feel the pain in his right index finger again. There was no way of knowing without throwing a baseball, which he hadn't done since Monday....

Nationals ace Max Scherzer placed on DL with neck inflammation
August 19th, 2017 at 3:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** Shortly after being scratched from his start Friday night, the Nationals placed Max Scherzer on the DL. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) SAN DIEGO â?? Nationals ace Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday night with inflammation on the left side of his neck. The team scratched him from...

Ryan Madson will test his sprained finger on Saturday
August 19th, 2017 at 12:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Ryan Madson is on the disabled list with a sprained right index finger. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports) SAN DIEGO â?? Ryan Madson first felt the pain in the top knuckle of his right index finger playing catch Sunday morning before the Nationals' doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander...