Category: ‘Players’

Matt Wieters returns to Camden Yards, his home field for the previous eight seasons
May 8th, 2017 at 5:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters, still in his first months in a Nationals uniform, returns to Camden Yards for the first time on Monday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) BALTIMORE â?? If it weren't for the horde of reporters circled around him in the visitor's dugout at Camden Yards, one might not have...

Ian Desmond is beginning another new chapter, this one in Colorado
April 25th, 2017 at 12:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ian Desmond addressed the media Monday at Coors Field. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) DENVER â?? A few hours before Monday's game, under cloudy Colorado skies, Ian Desmond took ground balls deep behind first base and tossed them to his manager, Bud Black, who was covering the bag. In an alternate universe,...

Adam Lind, Clint Robinson and their awkward dance for one Nationals bench spot
March 15th, 2017 at 5:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Adam Lind runs toward home during a spring training drill as Ryan Zimmerman, center, and Clint Robinson look on. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? Silence is as much a part of spring training as blue skies and sunshine, as common in the clubhouse as playing cards,...

Nationals release catcher Derek Norris
March 15th, 2017 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Catcher Derek Norris is a free agent. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) When the Washington Nationals signed Matt Wieters late last month to replace Wilson Ramos as the club's starting catcher, a surplus at the position was created and it was just a matter of time before Derek Norris was...

For a catcher, the Nationals’ Matt Wieters has quite the frame
March 14th, 2017 at 6:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters is tall for a catcher. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. â?? When Matt Wieters officially ended his surprisingly long unemployment stint and reported for his first day of workouts with Washington Nationals on Feb. 24, the catcher had fewer than six weeks in Florida...