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2017 Schedule
97-65, 1st in NL East
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14hEddie Matz

Harper: Focus is on this year, not free agency

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper addressed reporters for the first time this spring training and refused to discuss anything beyond the upcoming season. That includes potential free agency.

Harper refuses to discuss MLB future beyond 2018 (1:30)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper just addressed reporters for the first time, and refused to discuss his future beyond 2018. "If you guys do ask anything about that, then I'll be walking right out the door."

Shawn Fitzgerald ESPN Producer 

Bryce Harper talking to the media here in West Palm Beach at the Nationals Spring Training complex.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats reliever Koda Glover, who saved eight games as a rookie last year before a rotator cuff injury sidelined him, came to camp with shoulder soreness and isn't throwing, according to manager Dave Martinez. Glover had an MRI, which revealed inflammation in the shoulder.

Martinez confirms Doolittle will be Nats closer (0:33)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Dave Martinez confirmed that Sean Doolittle is officially his closer. In related news, water is officially wet.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer is hitting the mound running. A day before Washington's first official workout, the Nats ace - who's won back-to-back Cy Young awards - threw a 60-pitch bullpen session. "I'm still pushing as hard as ever," said Scherzer. "There's no reason to stop."

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Nats' Read receives 80-game drug suspension

Washington catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season following a positive test for Boldenone under Major League Baseball's drug-testing program.

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Nationals invite Montero to spring training

Free-agent catcher Miguel Montero has agreed to a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals with an invitation to major league spring training. Montero is expected to compete with Pedro Severino for a backup job behind staring catcher Matt Wieters.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Mets GM Sandy Alderson, an award presenter at Sun.'s NY baseball writers dinner, said his Yankees counterpart Brian Cashman was the only man on the dais not wearing a tuxedo, adding, "neither of us owns a tux, but I know how to rent things." Alderson said of NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer's comment that things are going smoothly for the Nats: "I'm encouraged at least someone in Washington is working well together."

25dKeith Law

Keith Law's 2018 ranking of all 30 farm systems

With a budding superstar in the outfield and a crop of talented pitchers coming through their system, nobody can top the Braves' collection of prospects right now. Which teams finished behind Atlanta on the list?

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27dDavid Schoenfield

Why does everybody love Vlad Guerrero so much?

It won't just be Expos fans cheering at his Cooperstown induction. Guerrero is adored by fans of all teams simply because nobody played like him.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.886th
Quality Starts991st
Batting Average.2664th
On Base Percentage.3329th
Slugging Percentage.4492nd