The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team, including one of the faces of the franchise.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erick Fedde and Austin Voth take their pets to the dog beach together. They check out new restaurants together, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Trea Turner and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $7.45 million, one-year contract Friday, as the World Series champions avoided arbitration by settling with all of...
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer is all warmed up.
The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to start for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros went to Washington, hoping to snap out of their funk and bring the World Series back to Minute Maid Park.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer walked stiffly into the interview room, a bandage on the back of the Washington star pitcher's neck telegraphing trouble.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carlos Correa told Houston Astros teammate Yordan Álvarez it was his day.
After spending the previous two nights on the bench limited to two pinch-hit appearances, Álvarez...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local):
The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World...
Cleveland Indians (93-68, second in the AL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (92-69, second in the AL East)
Philadelphia Phillies (79-76, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (86-69, second in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 while allowing three hits over seven shutout innings, Jeff McNeil hit a two-run homer, and the New York Mets shrugged off a challenging travel...
New York Mets (69-67, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (77-58, second in the NL East)
Washington; Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (9-7,...
Washington Nationals (71-57, second in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (69-59, second in the NL Central)
Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Joe Ross (3-3, 5.48...
Washington Nationals (67-56, second in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-72, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati Reds (56-62, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (64-55, second in the NL East)
WASHINGTON (AP) — After missing three starts because of a stomach bug, Brian Dozier felt good enough to return to the Washington Nationals' lineup, good enough to eat a postgame plate of pasta,...
Cincinnati Reds (56-61, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (63-55, second in the NL East)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barely three months since he was let go, Gerardo Parra came back to haunt his former team.
Parra hit a three-run homer, Joe Ross pitched six shutout innings of three-hit...
Washington Nationals (60-53, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (56-58, third in the NL West)
Washington Nationals (58-51, second in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (54-56, third in the NL West)
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Adams had about 10 minutes to prepare, but that was all the time he needed to help Joe Ross end a two-year drought.
Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double...
Washington Nationals (57-51, third in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (54-55, third in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Joe Ross (0-3, 9.85...
Los Angeles Dodgers (69-37, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (55-49, second in the NL East)
Los Angeles Dodgers (68-37, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (55-48, second in the NL East)
Washington Nationals (52-45, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (59-41, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Joe Ross (0-1, 11.05...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The game between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals was postponed Friday night after two rain delays totaling more than four hours. It was scoreless in the top of the second inning when it was called.
The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 3:05 p.m.
A thunderstorm delayed the start of the game 81 minutes, but the rain had stopped when play began. Heavy rain and lightning returned with two outs and nobody on in the top of the second inning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joaquin Benoit can earn $1 million in performance bonuses in addition to his $1 million base salary with the Washington Nationals.
Washington announced the deal with the 40-year-old reliever on Wednesday and opened a roster spot by placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.
Benoit would get $100,000 each for 30, 35, 40 and 45 pitching appearances, and $200,000 apiece for 50, 55 and 60.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Washington right-hander Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Dr. Keith Meister will operate on Wednesday in Texas, according to Washington manager Dusty Baker.
Ross left Sunday's start at Arizona with what was called triceps tenderness and had an MRI on Friday that confirmed the elbow damage. He was placed on the disabled list on Friday, a move retroactive to Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Washington Nationals put right-hander Joe Ross on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained elbow on Friday and revamped their bullpen for a series against the Reds.
Ross went 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts before the injury. He's 5-3 overall with a 5.01 ERA in 13 starts.
The Nationals also called up relievers Austin Adams and Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse. Left-hander Sammy Solis was optioned to Syracuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning with a possible injury.
After Ross got the first batter of the inning, Nick Markakis, to fly to left, pitching coach Mike Maddux came out to the mound and was soon joined by the team trainer. Manager Dusty Baker then came out and Ross was removed in favor of Matt Grace.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With one of baseball's deepest and toughest lineups, the Washington Nationals showed why they lead the National League in hitting and scoring.
Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5 of 5 with a walk and the Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 18-3 on Saturday.
Daniel Murphy had four RBIs with his three-run double highlighting a six-run second inning. Taylor's two-run homer capped a four-run fourth inning and he added a solo shot in the sixth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a duel between two exhausted teams, the Washington Nationals received a sparkling performance from their starting pitcher.
The Baltimore Orioles did not.
And so, predictably, Washington breezed to a 6-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.
Joe Ross had a career-high 12 strikeouts in an unexpectedly sharp outing, and the Nationals took control with a four-run first inning against Alec Asher (2-4).
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After already having one home run, Ryon Healy mentioned to Trevor Plouffe that he'd never hot two in a game at any level of pro ball.
"Plouffe goes, 'well today's a pretty good day to do so.'" Healy recalled his teammate saying before the slugger went deep again.
Healy had two doubles and two homers, Jed Lowrie doubled twice and homered, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bulldozed by Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg the previous two games, the San Diego Padres took extra batting practice — against Washington starter Joe Ross.
Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and the Padres broke loose, beating the Nationals 5-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National League home run leader Bryce Harper is among four starters out of the lineup for the Washington Nationals in their series finale against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters also did not start for the Nationals, who open a nine-game, 10-day road trip Monday afternoon in San Francisco.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross was at his best on Tuesday night, when even his worst might have done the job for the Washington Nationals.
Ross (2-0) allowed one run over a career high-tying eight innings in his return from the minors, Anthony Rendon homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Nationals completed a 10-1 rout over the Seattle Mariners.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have brought up pitcher Joe Ross from the minors to start against the Seattle Mariners.
The Nationals made the move to have Ross start Tuesday night.
Ross is 1-0 with a 7.47 ERA over three previous starts for Washington. He faces Seattle after allowing four earned runs over 13 innings in his last two outings at Triple-A Syracuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals optioned Joe Ross to Syracuse on Tuesday after the right-hander struggled in three straight starts.
Washington filled the roster spot by recalling righty A.J. Cole from the Triple-A team.
Ross gave up 15 runs and 20 hits in 15 2/3 innings since his recall from the minors on April 19. He yielded five runs and seven hits over four innings to the New York Mets on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-handed starter Joe Ross was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was reassigned to minor league camp as the Washington Nationals finalized their opening-day roster.
Sunday's moves mean infielder Wilmer Difo and outfielder Michael A. Taylor made the roster.
The Nationals do not need a fifth starter right away, so by sending Ross to the minors they have a spot for an extra position player.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Qfter he took Nationals' job in November 2015, Washington manager Dusty Baker made a call to Tanner Roark and asked the pitcher his preferred role.
"He had won 14 or 15 the first year and was moved to the bullpen," Baker recalled. "He said, 'I want to start." I told him, 'Then you tell the world you want to start.'"
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, the Washington Nationals would love to lock up home-field advantage in the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. What Dusty Baker is more concerned about is getting ready for the playoffs, and that includes having pitcher Joe Ross ready to go, whether that's as a starter or reliever.