Juan Soto back in Washington, grateful for time with NatsAugust 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Juan Soto began the walk to the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday for the first time as an opposing player, he passed photos hanging on either side of the tunnel showing past Washington players — a gallery that already includes an image of him, smiling in a blue jersey with a red No.
Juan Soto joins long list of young stars gone from NationalsAugust 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto had already left Nationals Park after he was traded along with Josh Bell to the San Diego Padres in the biggest deal of deadline day.
Nats lefty Doolittle to undergo season-ending elbow surgeryJuly 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle will undergo an internal brace procedure on his left elbow, ending his season.
The left-hander, who has been on the injured list since April 20 with an elbow sprain, is expected to be out between five and six months.
Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle on IL with sprained elbowApril 20, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle managed to crack a smile and a joke Wednesday, even amid the frustration and disappointment of heading to the 10-day injured list with a sprained left elbow that halted his terrific start to the season.
Cruz, Doolittle, Sánchez, Parra give Nats some experienceMarch 16, 2022 GMT
Nelson Cruz is the big-bat, big-name DH headed to the Washington Nationals at age 41, pending the successful completion of a physical exam. He's expected to protect NL MVP runner-up Juan Soto in the lineup — and offer other sorts of help away from the field.
MLB teams kneel to back Black Lives Matter; Fauci’s toss offJuly 24, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a joint demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, players, managers and coaches of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals knelt in unison before the opening game of the 2020 baseball season, then stood for the national anthem Thursday night...
Cole, Stanton lead Yanks past Nats 4-1 in stormy MLB openerJuly 24, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus-shortened Major League Baseball season finally started amid the pandemic Thursday night with plenty of unusual elements — zero fans, umpires wearing masks, Washington star NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players have the option of having a patch with “Black Lives Matter” or “United For Change” on a jersey sleeve on opening day of the pandemic-delayed season, and Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle says his team may is considering whether to take a knee in support Thursday night...
MLB allows Black Lives Matter, social justice jersey patchesJuly 23, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players have the option of having a patch with “Black Lives Matter” or “United For Change” on a jersey sleeve on opening day of the pandemic-delayed season, and Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle says his team may is considering whether to take a knee in support Thursday night...
Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delayJuly 7, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season...
Trump honors World Series champion Nationals at White HouseNovember 5, 2019 GMT
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 visit...
So bad for so long, does DC stand for District of Champions?October 22, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade...
Bullpens? More like blowpens as playoff relievers get rockedOctober 8, 2019 GMT
Kyle Gibson kept hoping he'd someday pitch in October, take the mound in a big game when the whole sport was watching...
Fired-up Scherzer strikes out 15 at Nationals beat Reds 4-1June 3, 2019 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out a season high 15, allowing three hits over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals over Cincinnati 4-1 on Sunday, their 12th win in 14 games against the Reds.
Maddon protests loss vs. Nats over Doolittle’s deliveryMay 19, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game...
Nationals are all in on the CapitalsJune 5, 2018 GMT
The Washington Nationals have full-blown Washington Capitals fever.
And it appears to be a genuine interest and not a case of jumping on the bandwagon.
"It has been really fun to watch and how the city has rallied around them," Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, a University of Virginia product, said Tuesday.
Sean Doolittle, Nationals look for answersApril 15, 2018 GMT
Sean Doolittle stood barefooted by his locker, wearing blue shorts and a red T-shirt late Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals left-handed closer remained calm but was upset mostly with himself.
Less than an hour earlier, Doolittle was ahead 0-2 in the count to Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond, a former shortstop for the Nationals.
Sports Illustrated has made its official prediction for the 2018 World Series as baseball season draws nearer. The magazine picked the Washington Nationals to beat the New York Yankees.
"Adam Eaton, last winter's big acquisition, is back after tearing his ACL in April and should be an upgrade over Jayson Werth in left field," the staff wrote.