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Nationals agree to terms with Tony Sipp

March 14, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020 with left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Sipp, 35, went 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA in 54 games for the Houston

Nationals, Entercom announce 2019 Spring Training radio broadcast schedule

Single game tickets are on sale now for the third season of Nationals Spring Training at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches! For fans who are unable to make the trip to West Palm Beach, Entercom station 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) in Washington D.C., the flagship station of the Washington Nationals, will broadcast a total of eight Nationals Spring Training matchups.
February 13, 2019

Single game tickets are on sale now for the third season of Nationals Spring Training at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches! For fans who are unable to make the trip to West Palm Beach, Entercom station 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) in Washington D.C., the flagship station of the Washington

Nationals announce 2019 non-roster invitees

The Washington Nationals announced their non-roster invitees to 2019 Spring Training on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
February 12, 2019

The Washington Nationals announced their non-roster invitees to 2019 Spring Training on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Henderson Alvarez, 28, signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. He joins the Nationals after going 9-5 with a

Washington Nationals announce 2019 promotional schedule

After a busy offseason, 2019 is sure to be thrilling both on and off the field. Fans coming to Nationals Park will be treated to an exciting National League East Division race, and there will be several new promotions and special events for fans to enjoy. The Washington Nationals are excited to announce the team's full 2019 promotional calendar, which can be found online at nationals.com/Promotions!
February 4, 2019

After a busy offseason, 2019 is sure to be thrilling both on and off the field. Fans coming to Nationals Park will be treated to an exciting National League East Division race, and there will be several new promotions and special events for fans to enjoy. The Washington Nationals are

Washington Nationals announce new backpack policy

On Friday, the Washington Nationals announced that beginning with the 2019 season backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park, except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy.
February 1, 2019

On Friday, the Washington Nationals announced that beginning with the 2019 season backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park, except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. The policy was revised in order to enhance ballpark safety. Exceptions may be made for backpack diaper bags or backpacks used

MASN announces changes to broadcast team for 2019 season

Today, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) named Bo Porter and Alex Chappell as on-air personalities for Washington Nationals baseball coverage, and announced that Dan Kolko will move to a new role with the broadcast team.
January 25, 2019

Today, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) named Bo Porter and Alex Chappell as on-air personalities for Washington Nationals baseball coverage, and announced that Dan Kolko will move to a new role with the broadcast team. Kolko will serve as the host of Nats Xtra - the exclusive Nationals pregame and

Nationals agree to terms with Brian Dozier

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with second baseman Brian Dozier and designated infielder Matt Reynolds for assignment on Sunday.
January 13, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with second baseman Brian Dozier and designated infielder Matt Reynolds for assignment on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.Dozier, 31, joins the Nationals after ranking among Major League second baseman in walks

Nationals announce 2019 Minor League staff

The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2019 season on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
January 7, 2019

The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2019 season on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.• The coaching staffs of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, Double-A Harrisburg Senators and Single-A Potomac Nationals will remain intact for the

Nationals agree to terms with Anibal Sanchez

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with a team option for 2021 with right-handed pitcher Aníbal Sánchez on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
December 27, 2018

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with a team option for 2021 with right-handed pitcher Aníbal Sánchez on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Sánchez, 34, went 7-6 with a 2.83 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) for the

Nationals agree to terms with Matt Adams

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020 with first baseman Matt Adams on Tuesday.
December 18, 2018

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2020 with first baseman Matt Adams on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Adams, 30, returns to the Nationals after hitting .257 with nine doubles, 18 home runs,

Nationals acquire Tanner Rainey

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
December 12, 2018

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Rainey, 25, went 7-2 with three saves and a 2.65 ERA in 44 games out of the

Nationals agree to terms with Patrick Corbin

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a six-year contract with All-Star left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
December 7, 2018

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a six-year contract with All-Star left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Corbin, 29, joins the Nationals after going 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 33 starts for the

Nationals acquire catcher Yan Gomes

The Washington Nationals acquired All-Star catcher Yan Gomes from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, outfielder Daniel Johnson and a player to be named later. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
December 1, 2018

The Washington Nationals acquired All-Star catcher Yan Gomes from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, outfielder Daniel Johnson and a player to be named later. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Gomes, 31, is under team control through

Nationals agree to terms with Kurt Suzuki

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with catcher Kurt Suzuki on Tuesday.
November 20, 2018

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with catcher Kurt Suzuki on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Suzuki, 35, joins the Nationals after hitting .271 with 24 doubles, 12 home runs, 50 RBI, 22 walks, and 45 runs scored

Nationals select the contract of James Bourque

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher James Bourque on Monday, adding him to the team's 40-man roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
November 19, 2018

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher James Bourque on Monday, adding him to the team's 40-man roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Bourque, 25, went 4-2 with six saves and a 1.70 ERA (10 ER/53.0 IP) in 41 games between

Nationals agree to terms with Trevor Rosenthal

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a conditional option with right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
November 3, 2018

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a conditional option with right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Rosenthal, 28, posted a 2.99 ERA and 121 saves in 328 appearances across six Major League seasons

Nationals acquire Kyle Barraclough

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough from the Miami Marlins in exchange for international slot value on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
October 10, 2018

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough from the Miami Marlins in exchange for international slot value on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Barraclough, 28, went 15-12 with 11 saves, a 3.21 ERA and 11.48 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 227

Nationals announce 2018 Minor League awards

The Washington Nationals named infielder Carter Kieboom their 2018 Minor League Player of the Year, left-handed pitcher Ben Braymer and right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe their 2018 co-Minor League Pitchers of the Year and infielder Jake Noll the winner of the sixth-annual "Bob Boone Award." Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
September 26, 2018

The Washington Nationals named infielder Carter Kieboom their 2018 Minor League Player of the Year, left-handed pitcher Ben Braymer and right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe their 2018 co-Minor League Pitchers of the Year and infielder Jake Noll the winner of the sixth-annual "Bob Boone Award." Nationals President of Baseball Operations and

Nationals announce 2018 awards

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the third-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by the local media.
September 25, 2018

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the third-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by the local media. Outfielder Bryce Harper was voted 2018 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named Pitcher of the Year. Left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle was given the 'Good Guy' Award,

Nationals sign player development contract with the Fresno Grizzlies

The Washington Nationals signed a two-year Player Development Contract with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on Tuesday.
September 18, 2018

The Washington Nationals signed a two-year Player Development Contract with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on Tuesday. The contract begins in 2019 and runs through the 2020 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the joint announcement, along with Fresno's Team

Bryce Harper named National League Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .438 (7-for-16) with two doubles, two homers, seven RBI, 12 walks, two strikeouts and six runs scored in six games, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.
September 10, 2018

Following a week in which he hit .438 (7-for-16) with two doubles, two homers, seven RBI, 12 walks, two strikeouts and six runs scored in six games, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB

Nats renew player development contracts with Single-A Potomac and Hagerstown

The Washington Nationals announced the signing of two-year Player Development Contract extensions with the Single-A Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League and the Single-A Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League on Monday. The extensions, which begin in 2019, run through the 2020 season.
September 3, 2018

The Washington Nationals announced the signing of two-year Player Development Contract extensions with the Single-A Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League and the Single-A Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League on Monday. The extensions, which begin in 2019, run through the 2020 season.

Nationals recall Pedro Severino and select Austen Williams

The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Austen Williams from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.
September 1, 2018

The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Austen Williams from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Nationals acquire KJ Harrison and Gilbert Lara

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez and international slot value on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
August 31, 2018

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez and international slot value on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Nationals acquire KJ Harrison and Gilbert Lara

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez and international slot value on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
August 31, 2018

The Washington Nationals acquired catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez and international slot value on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.