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Josh Bell named Player Ambassador to Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

May 8, 2021

Today, the Washington Nationals announced that first baseman Josh Bell has been named the Player Ambassador to the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the signature program of Nationals Philanthropies, the official charitable arm of the Nationals. In this position, previously held by Ian Desmond and Anthony Rendon, Josh will play an

Washington Nationals reinstate Will Harris and Juan Soto

May 4, 2021

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Will Harris and outfielder Juan Soto from the 10-day Injured List on Tuesday. Additionally, Washington optioned right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin to Triple-A Rochester and designated Hernán Pérez for assignment on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Nationals reinstate Jon Lester

April 30, 2021

The Washington Nationals reinstated left-handed pitcher Jon Lester from the Injured List on Friday. Additionally, Washington optioned right-handed pitcher Steven Fuentes and transferred left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán to the 60-day Injured List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Lester, 37, will take the

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Miami Marlins (April 30–May 2), Atlanta Braves (May 4–6) & Philadelphia Phillies (May 11–13)

April 30, 2021

As the Nationals wrap up the first full month of the baseball season, the team returns to D.C. to take on two NL East foes, the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. After a quick weekend series in the Bronx against the Yankees, the team will again return home for a

Josh Bell to host Josh Bell’s Book Club

First book discussion to be held in May
April 22, 2021

Today, the Washington Nationals and first baseman Josh Bell announced the start of Josh Bell’s Book Club, a monthly book club for adults focused on self-improvement. Each month throughout the 2021 season, Josh will lead an hour-long, virtual discussion about a book that he has selected to feature in the

Washington Nationals select the contract of Paolo Espino and recall Ryne Harper

April 18, 2021

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Paolo Espino and recalled right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper from the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) on Sunday. Additionally, the Nationals placed right-handed pitchers Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation; retroactive to 4/15) and Wander Suero (left oblique strain) on the 10-day Injured List.

Washington Nationals announce roster moves

April 12, 2021

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. • Reinstated first baseman Josh Bell, infielder Josh Harrison and outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Injured List. • Optioned infielder Luis García and outfielder Yadiel Hernandez to

Washington Nationals announce roster moves

April 9, 2021

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. · Reinstated catcher Alex Avila, catcher Yan Gomes, left-handed pitcher Brad Hand and infielder Jordy Mercer from the Injured List. · Optioned catcher Tres Barrera and right-handed

Washington Nationals announce roster moves

April 6, 2021

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. · Placed right-handed pitcher Will Harris (right hand inflammation) on the 10-day Injured List retroactive to March 29. Washington also placed catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Josh

Washington Nationals to face Atlanta Braves on Opening Day

April 6, 2021

The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and their first home game of the 2021 season on Tuesday, April 6 when the team hosts the Atlanta Braves. The game will be aired on MASN2, with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcasted on 106.7

Nationals to begin play on Tuesday vs. Braves

April 4, 2021

Major League Baseball announced tonight that the Washington Nationals will begin their season on Tuesday vs. the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. The most recent round of test results of Nationals personnel included no new positives. All of the Club’s eligible personnel will be able to participate in baseball activities

Washington Nationals to face New York Mets on Opening Day

April 1, 2021

The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and their first home game of the 2021 season on Thursday, April 1 when the team hosts the New York Mets. The game will be aired exclusively on ESPN, with first pitch scheduled for 7:09 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcasted

Washington Nationals announce the return of fans to Nationals Park

Nationals Park to welcome 5,000 fans on Opening Day
March 15, 2021

The Washington Nationals, with approval from the Government of the District of Columbia and Major League Baseball, today announced that Nationals Park will welcome fans back to the ballpark for the 2021 season, beginning on Opening Day, Thursday, April 1 against the New York Mets. The Opening Day game will

Washington Nationals announce 'Read Like A Champion' summer reading program

Program returns for the 8th consecutive year
March 3, 2021

The Washington Nationals are proud to announce the Read Like A Champion Summer Reading program. For the last seven years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with area libraries to address the “summer slide” – the loss of learning that children and teens experience when they do not read during summer

Washington Nationals announce Phil Rizzo Scout of the Year Award

February 25, 2021

The Washington Nationals announced the inaugural Phil Rizzo Scout of the Year Award on Thursday. The award will be given annually to the Washington Nationals scout who represents the integrity, character, and work ethic exemplified by Phil Rizzo. Steve Arnieri, Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Operations and General

Nationals announce 2021 Spring Training radio broadcast schedule

February 25, 2021

This year, fans will be able to listen to a record number of Nationals Spring Training games. The flagship station of the Washington Nationals, 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) in Washington D.C., and The Team 980 (WTEM-AM) will broadcast a total of eight Nationals Spring Training matchups. For the first time,

Washington Nationals announce 2021 non-roster invites

February 17, 2021

The Washington Nationals announced their 32 non-roster invites for 2021 Spring Training on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Washington Nationals agree to terms with catcher Alex Avila

February 3, 2021

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with catcher Alex Avila on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Avila, 34, is a veteran of 12 Major League seasons, having played for the Minnesota Twins (2020), Arizona Diamondbacks (2018-19), Chicago

Washington Nationals agree to terms with left-handed pitcher Jon Lester

January 27, 2021

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with three-time World Series Champion and five-time All-Star left-handed pitcher Jon Lester on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lester, 37, joins the Nationals after six seasons with the Chicago Cubs in

Washington Nationals agree to terms with left-handed pitcher Brad Hand

January 26, 2021

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left-handed pitcher Brad Hand on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hand, 30, joins the Nationals after going 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA and a Major League-leading 16 saves in 2020.

Washington Nationals agree to terms with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman

January 23, 2021

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 36, has spent his entire 15-year Major League career with the Washington Nationals. Entering the 2021 season, he stands

Washington Nationals and BetMGM announce exclusive multi-year partnership

Partnership includes launch of mobile app and first-ever BetMGM Sportsbook connected to a stadium
January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 11, 2021) – The Washington Nationals announced today a multi-year, exclusive partnership with BetMGM, a leading sports betting and digital gaming company. Key details of the partnership include the opening of a BetMGM Sportsbook connected to Nationals Park and the launch of a mobile app within the

Washington Nationals agree to terms with outfielder Kyle Schwarber

January 9, 2021

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Kyle Schwarber on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Schwarber, 27, joins the Nationals after six Major League seasons as a member of the Chicago Cubs. During that time, he

Washington Nationals acquire All-Star first baseman Josh Bell

December 24, 2020

The Washington Nationals acquired first baseman Josh Bell from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe and right-handed pitcher Eddy Yean on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bell, 28, joins the Nationals after five seasons with the Pirates

Washington Nationals extend invitations to Minor League affiliates

December 9, 2020

The Washington Nationals have invited the following four organizations to become Minor League affiliates in Major League Baseball’s new player development structure, pending acceptance of the invitation. Those affiliates are as follows: • Rochester Red Wings – Triple-A • Harrisburg Senators – Double-A • Wilmington Blue Rocks – High-A •