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97-65, 1st in NL East
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Martinez confirms Doolittle will be Nats closer (0:33)
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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

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

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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."

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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.

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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."

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22dKeith 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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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.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Re-signing utilityman Howie Kendrick (for two years and $7 million) is the latest reflection that new Nationals skipper Dave Martinez is going to wind up managing almost entirely the same team Dusty Baker had a shot with last year. The biggest change will be a full season with a healed up Adam Eaton, while the most notable camp competition might be for the last slot in the rotation, with NRIs Edwin Jackson and Tommy Milone and prospect Erick Fedde in the mix.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8195th
Batting Average.2664th
On Base Percentage.3329th
Slugging Percentage.4492nd
Earned Run Average3.886th
Quality Starts991st
WHIP1.244th
BAA.2395th