WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mostly stuck to sports Monday while honoring the World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had a handful of players skip the White House...
HOUSTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki has been scratched from Washington's starting lineup for the deciding Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) — Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.
Suzuki missed the past two games because of a hip flexor strain, and after...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals remain unsure about the health of pitcher Max Scherzer and catcher Kurt Suzuki heading into Game 6 of the World Series against Houston.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night after injuring his right hip flexor.
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's time had come.
Famously held out of the postseason seven years ago, Strasburg delivered on the biggest stage of all Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kurt Suzuki is beat up physically, with a sore back and other ailments after grinding behind the plate from spring training through late October.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt from the Houston Texas wore a Jose Altuve jersey when giving an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It had the feel of spring training Friday at Nationals Park, what with the clear blue sky, the crisp breeze and temperature in the low 60s that made it feel like time for the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the NL Championship Series after being sidelined by a head injury.
A look at the best-of-seven National League Championship Series between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at St. Louis,...
A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Los Angeles,...
MIAMI (AP) — Kurt Suzuki made the most of his first at-bat following a lengthy absence.
Suzuki's pinch-hit, bases-clearing double capped a six-run, 10th inning and the Washington Nationals...
Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki might not miss extended time after an MRI on his right elbow revealed no serious injury.
Suzuki has inflammation and still feels tingling in his arm after an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A night after a brutal loss, the New York Mets got back to doing what they have since the All-Star break: Winning another series.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
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The Mets and Nationals are set for a matinee in Washington after playing a wild one Tuesday night. The Mets scored five...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few cheering fans caught the attention of Nationals manager Dave Martinez as he finally began his nightly debrief with reporters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer took another step toward returning to All-Star form, reached another milestone and helped the Washington Nationals get back on track in their pursuit of a playoff...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It all started with Stephen Strasburg flicking his bat to reach for an outside cutter and loop a flare into right field for a tiebreaking RBI single.
Washington Nationals (60-53, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (56-58, third in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Washington Nationals are back to doing all the little things that make them winners: scoring early, starting pitchers working deep into games and then turning the ball...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few days after the birth of his second daughter, Kacy, Max Scherzer was back to work.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez gave Anthony Rendon the option of sitting out a late-morning start after a night game.
The All-Star third baseman told Martinez he wanted to play, and...
MIAMI (AP) — Another productive sixth inning helped the Washington Nationals reach a notable point of their season.
A night after they scored three runs in the sixth to build a lead and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Matt Adams' dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father's Day.
Washington Nationals (31-35, fourth in the NL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (31-34, third in the NL Central)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yet again, Christian Yelich quickly swung things in Milwaukee's favor.
The reigning NL MVP connected in the first inning for his major league-leading 16th home run and the...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Washington Nationals' long night and day of travel got even worse after they arrived at Miller Park.
Washington wasted a pair of leads, made four errors and lost to the...
Washington Nationals (14-18, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (18-14, first in the NL East)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A comeback rally soothed some of the pain of more injuries for the Washington Nationals.
Kurt Suzuki and Victor Robles hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning to...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins is making pitchers think twice about pitching around Bryce Harper.
Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Jerad Eickhoff threw five crisp innings and the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins has quite a knack for being clutch.
Hoskins hit two solo homers, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington...
Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As important as setting his pitching rotation, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez will begin to determine his catching platoon when Grapefruit League games...
A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Manager: Brian Snitker (fourth season).
2018: 90-72, first place, lost to Dodgers in Division Series.
Training Town: Kissimmee, Florida.
Park: Champion Stadium.
First Workout: Feb. 16/21.
He's Here: 3B Josh Donaldson, C Brian McCann, C Raffy Lopez, pitching coach Rick Kranitz.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez has a new team and his same catcher.
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year, $19 million contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez on Thursday.
The deal includes a team option for 2021.
Sanchez, 34, will add depth to Washington's new-look rotation after boosting his appeal with a comeback season for NL East rival Atlanta. The Nationals signed Patrick Corbin to a six-year deal earlier this month.
Sanchez said the two-year deal was important at his age.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent first baseman Matt Adams has an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals, pending a successful physical exam.
A person familiar with the deal confirmed to The Associated Press that Adams and the Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club had not made an announcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after his last trip to free agency dragged into January, Kurt Suzuki wanted to go the open market again.
This time, the catcher found a home much quicker.
Suzuki on Tuesday finalized a $10 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals. The 35-year-old gets $4 million next year and $6 million in 2020, up from $3.5 million last season, his second with the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves did not extend a qualifying offer to any of their free agents, including cleanup hitter Nick Markakis.
If Atlanta had made $17.9 million, one-year offer to Markakis by Friday's deadline, it would have been in line to receive a draft pick if he signed elsewhere. But the team opted against such a move, not wanting to give the outfielder — who turns 35 this month — the option of taking such a lucrative deal.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher Raffy Lopez from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations.
The 31-year-old Lopez hit .176 and hit three home runs in 37 games with the Padres in 2018. He also spent time with Triple-A El Paso.
Lopez provides depth at catcher with Kurt Suzuki, who has split time with Tyler Flowers the past two seasons, headed toward free agency. Flowers signed a contract extension in August.