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Not everyone enjoys batting eighth, but Matt Wieters is making it look easy
August 17th, 2017 at 4:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters has been dangerous when batting eighth. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Matt Wieters signed with the Washington Nationals and reported to spring training a couple weeks late with an extensive checklist. Off the field, he had to adapt to a new clubhouse after spending his eight-year career in Baltimore. Defensively, the catcher...

Nationals release Chris Heisey to make room for Erick Fedde
July 30th, 2017 at 2:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chris Heisey, who has been a right-handed bench bat for two years, was released Sunday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Late Saturday night, after the Washington Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, the door to Dusty Baker's office remained closed for longer than it usually does after a normal...

The Nationals’ Matt Wieters has struggled at the plate, but he’s not sweating it
July 5th, 2017 at 6:44 AM
***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters is struggling mightily at the plate. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Matt Wieters is a catcher, and a catcher's duties are onerous. They must manage pitching staffs, produce in the batter's box and maintain their bodies playing the sport's most rigorous position. Wieters has assumed those duties...

Nats catcher Matt Wieters has struggled at the plate, but he’s not sweating it
July 5th, 2017 at 6:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** Matt Wieters is struggling mightily at the plate. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Matt Wieters is a catcher, and a catcher's duties are onerous. Catchers manage pitching staffs, produce in the batter's box and maintain their bodies while playing the sport's most rigorous position. Wieters has assumed those duties...

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...