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Nationals announce 2020 non-roster invitees

February 12, 2020

The Washington Nationals announced their 2020 Spring Training non-roster invitees on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. RHP: Dakota Bacus, Bryan Bonnell, Wil Crowe, Paolo Espino, Jhonatan German, Javy Guerra, David Hernandez, Kevin Quackenbush, Derek Self LHP: Fernando Abad, Sam Freeman C:

Washington Nationals announce 2020 promotional schedule

Single game tickets go on sale February 19 at 9 a.m.
February 10, 2020

After capturing the franchise’s first World Series championship, the Nationals are preparing to defend their crown. Fans coming to Nationals Park during this special season will be treated to several World Series-themed promotions and another exciting National League East Division race. The Washington Nationals are thrilled to announce the team’s

Nationals Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher Ryne Harper

January 29, 2020

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Hunter McMahon on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Harper, 30, went 4-2 with one save and a 3.81 ERA in his first Major League

Nationals agree to terms with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

January 28, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 35, returns to Washington after hitting .257 with nine doubles, six homers, 27 RBI, 17 walks and 20 runs

Nationals invite candidates to apply for 2020 seasonal hiring event

January 15, 2020

The Washington Nationals are in search of enthusiastic, customer-focused, part-time gameday staff to join the World Series champions for the 2020 season. Each year, the Nationals openly recruit new, qualified candidates to join their Guest Experience, 50/50 Ticket Sales, Retail, and Event Security teams. Interested candidates are invited to apply

Nationals agree to terms with right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson

January 14, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hudson, 32, returns to Washington after going 3-0 with six saves and a 1.44 ERA in 24 games for the

Nationals Agree to Terms With Infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera and First Baseman Eric Thames

January 8, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera and a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2021 with first baseman Eric Thames on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Cabrera, 34, returns to Washington where

Nationals agree to terms with infielder Starlin Castro

January 7, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with infielder Starlin Castro on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Castro, 29, joins the Nationals after setting career marks with 22 home runs and 86 RBI with the Miami Marlins in

Nationals agree to terms with right-handed pitcher Will Harris

January 3, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a three-year contract with right-handed pitcher Will Harris on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Harris, 35, joins the Nationals after going 4-1 with four saves and a 1.50 ERA in 68 games for the

Nationals announce 2020 Minor League staff

December 19, 2019

The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2020 season on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

  • Former Triple-A Fresno pitching coach Brad Holman will fill the role of Minor League pitching coordinator, the spot vacated

Nationals agree to terms with catcher Yan Gomes and infielder Howie Kendrick

December 16, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with catcher Yan Gomes and a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2021 with infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Gomes, 32, returns to the Nationals after

Nationals agree to terms on a seven-year contract with Stephen Strasburg

December 9, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 31, went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and struck out a career-high 251 batters in 33 starts in 2019.

Mike Rizzo named Baseball America's Executive of the Year

December 3, 2019

Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo was named Baseball America’s 2019 Executive of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the organization to its first World Series Championship. It is the first time Baseball America has honored Rizzo with this award. He was previously named the

Nationals select the contract of Ben Braymer

November 20, 2019

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Ben Braymer on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Braymer, 25, led Washington’s Minor League system with 26 starts, ranked third with 139.0 innings pitched and sixth with 116 strikeouts in his fourth

Nationals Foundation launches donation match of $150,000 to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday

Foundation will match supporter donations up to $25,000 to each of six partner nonprofits
November 20, 2019

The Washington Nationals Foundation has launched a donation match of $150,000 to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday, celebrated on Tuesday, December 3. During the World Series, the Nationals Foundation experienced record-setting ticket sales for the 50/50 raffle at home games at Nationals Park, with a combined total jackpot of $300,000.

2019 World Series Games 3, 4, and 5 ceremonial first pitch participants

October 25, 2019

For the first time since 1933, Washington D.C. will host the World Series as the Washington Nationals continue their 2019 Postseason run, starting with Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, October 25 at 8:07 p.m. The World Series continues on Saturday, October 26 with Game 4 also set

2019 NLCS Games 3 and 4 at Nationals Park: What You Need to Know

October 14, 2019

The Washington Nationals will continue their 2019 Postseason run when they host Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Monday, October 14 at 7:38 p.m. The NLCS continues on Tuesday, October 15 with Game 4 set to begin at 8:05 p.m. If a Game 5 is necessary, it

2019 National League Division Series at Nationals Park: What You Need to Know

October 5, 2019

The Washington Nationals will continue their 2019 Postseason run when they host Game 3 of the Nationals League Division Series on Sunday, October 6 at 7:45 p.m. The NLDS continues on Monday, October 7 with Game 4 set to begin at 6:40 p.m. Both games against the Los Angeles Dodgers

Nationals announce 2019 Minor League awards

September 25, 2019

The Washington Nationals selected the following players as their 2019 Minor League Players of the Year:

  • Player of the Year – Outfielder Yadiel Hernandez
  • Pitcher of the Year – Left-handed pitcher Tim Cate
  • Defensive Player of the Year – Infielder Luis García
  • Baserunner of the Year

Washington Nationals and Levy launch food recovery program with Nourish Now

September 17, 2019

The Washington Nationals and hospitality partner Levy are proud to announce a new partnership with Nourish Now, a Maryland-based food recovery non-profit. Nourish Now will receive and distribute appropriate excess food items from Nationals Park’s concession stands, clubs, and suites. The comprehensive food recovery program will also include food from

Anthony Rendon Named Washington Nationals Nominee For The 2019 Roberto Clemente Award

September 12, 2019

Major League Baseball today announced that Anthony Rendon was named the Washington Nationals 2019 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through

Nationals recall Wilmer Difo and Michael A. Taylor

September 3, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Wilmer Difo from Triple-A Fresno and outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Difo, 27, returns to the Nationals after going 19-for-45 (.422) with five doubles, two triples, one homer,

Nationals announce roster moves

September 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Sunday in conjunction with expanded September rosters. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

  • Returned from rehab assignment and reinstated left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle from the 10-day Injured List
  • Returned

Nationals announce roster moves, Aug. 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. • Reinstated left-handed pitcher Roenis Elías from the 10-day Injured List • Reinstated right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland from the Paternity List • Designated left-handed pitcher Matt Grace

Anthony Rendon named National League Player of the Week

August 26, 2019

Following a week in which he hit .483 (14-for-29) with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI, five walks, one stolen base and six runs scored, Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.