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Nationals Announce 2021 Schedule

July 9, 2020

The Washington Nationals – in conjunction with Major League Baseball – announced their 2021 schedule on Thursday. The 17th season of Nationals baseball will commence with an Opening Day matchup against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 1. Washington’s initial homestand will feature three games against the

Washington Nationals Announce 2020 Schedule and Exhibition Games

July 6, 2020

The Washington Nationals – in conjunction with Major League Baseball – announced their 60-game 2020 schedule on Monday, along with a three-game exhibition slate. The 16th season of Nationals baseball will commence with an Opening Day matchup on ESPN against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park on Thursday, July

Statement from Mike Rizzo

July 6, 2020

“Per MLB’s protocol, all players and staff were tested for Covid-19 on Friday, July 3rd. Seventy-two hours later, we have yet to receive the results of those tests. We cannot have our players and staff work at risk. Therefore, we have cancelled our team workout scheduled for this morning. We

Nationals agree to terms with nine undrafted free agents

July 1, 2020

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with nine undrafted free agents following Major League Baseball’s 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and Director of Scouting Operations Eddie Longosz made the joint

Statement from Mike Rizzo, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager

June 29, 2020

Statement from Mike Rizzo, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager: “Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross have decided not to participate in the 2020 season for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. We are one hundred percent supportive of their decision to not play this

Washington Nationals Announce 2020 Player Pool 

June 28, 2020

Attached is our 2020 Player Pool, a list of players that will be eligible to participate in Major League games during the 2020 season. NUMERICAL Number // Name // Position 1 DIFO, Wilmer (S).................................................... INF 2 EATON, Adam (L)..................................................... OF 3 TAYLOR, Michael A.................................................. OF 4 MARTINEZ, Dave..........................................MANAGER 7 TURNER,

Washington Nationals Summer Reading Program returns for 7th consecutive year

Program now includes a record seven DMV library systems
June 16, 2020

To kick start the beginning of summer, the Washington Nationals are proud to announce the return of the Nationals Summer Reading Program! The Nationals have expanded the partnership to now include seven local library systems. The program encourages children and teens to read throughout the summer by joining their local

Eight area legends, two championship teams to be inducted into DC Sports Hall of Fame

June 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Four individuals whose contributions elevated basketball in distinctive ways and two legendary coaches, one immortalized in a film and one etched into history with two World Cup titles, plus two teams that each won their first-ever championship in 2019 are among those selected for induction into the

Official statement from the Washington Nationals

May 23, 2020

Our World Series rings were originally scheduled to be presented to our players and staff prior to the second home game of the 2020 season. As fans, media, employees, coaches and players continued to ask about when World Series rings would be distributed, the Nationals planned a special, first of

Washington Nationals to Unveil 2019 World Series Rings during First-Ever Virtual Championship Ring Ceremony

May 19, 2020

The Washington Nationals will unveil their 2019 World Series championship rings during an historic virtual celebration on Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ET, the first virtual championship ring ceremony in MLB history. The hour-long celebration, presented by Budweiser, will be simulcast on Nationals.com, MLB Network, MASN, and the Nationals'

Washington Nationals and Prince George County Memorial Library System launch “Imagine Your Story” virtual “Summer @ Your Library” program for all ages

May 18, 2020

The 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals and Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) are proud to provide creative ways for Prince Georgians to stay connected with baseball and reading this summer. The Nationals and PGCMLS are partnering to present “Imagine Your Story,” a virtual “Summer @ Your Library”

No Kid Hungry and Washington Nationals Philanthropies issue $100,000 in grants to MD, VA schools 

New funding from No Kid Hungry and Nationals Philanthropies helps ensure kids in Virginia and Maryland can access free meals during school closures and every day
May 11, 2020

Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing COVID19 relief and recovery efforts, No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and Nationals Philanthropies, the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals, have issued matching grants of $25,000 to Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) and Prince

Devils Backbone Unveils New Curly W India Pale Ale

April 6, 2020

Devils Backbone Brewing Company and the Washington Nationals are proud to announce that Curly W India Pale Ale, a brand-new beer celebrating the World Series champions, is available at retail locations throughout the D.C. area beginning on Monday, April 6. Curly W is a 6% ABV, 28 IBU crisp and

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.