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Washington Nationals launch Kids Eat Free program

Fans ages 12 and under will receive free meals at Nationals Park during every home game through Labor Day
July 19, 2019

Today, the Washington Nationals launched the Kids Eat Free program, a brand-new initiative that will offer complimentary meals for children ages 12 and under beginning with the July 22nd game against the Colorado Rockies and running through the Labor Day game vs. the New York Mets. The Nationals are the

Nationals recall Erick Fedde

July 17, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned infielder Adrián Sanchez to Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Fedde, 26, was recalled to make his seventh Major League start of the season on Wednesday

Nationals recall RHP Austin Voth from AA Harrisburg

July 16, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Austin Voth from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned catcher Spencer Kieboom to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announclement. Voth, 27, returns to the Nationals after making one start for Double-A Harrisburg on July 11

Max Scherzer Named National League Pitcher of the Month

July 3, 2019

Following a month in which he went 6-0 with a 1.00 ERA (5 ER/45.0 IP) and 68 strikeouts and five walks in six starts, Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named National League Pitcher of the Month for June on Wednesday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB

Nationals agree to terms with seven international free agents

July 2, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with seven international free agents on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Vice President of International Operations Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PLAYER POS B/T HT WT AGE D.O.B. HOMETOWN SIGNING SCOUT Aldonis, Pablo LHP

Max Scherzer named National League Player of the Week

July 1, 2019

Following a week in which he went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA (2 ER/16.0 IP) in two starts, Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Scherzer struck out 24 batters without issuing

Carter Kieboom Selected to Participate in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

June 28, 2019

For the second consecutive season, Washington Nationals infield prospect Carter Kieboom has been selected to represent the organization at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Major League Baseball made the announcement earlier today on MLB Network’s “MLB Central.” The 21st SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game features the top Minor League prospects competing

Nationals agree to terms with two players from 2019 MLB Draft

June 27, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with two members of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft: Third baseman Drew Mendoza (3rd Round) and left-handed pitcher Matt Cronin (4th Round). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and

Nationals recall Austin Voth

June 23, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Austin Voth from Double-A Harrisburg and released right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Voth, 26, joins the Nationals after going 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 12 starts for the Triple-A

Nationals agree to terms with five players from the 2019 Draft

June 19, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with five members of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. The signed players since the last release are listed in bold/italics. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline and

Andrew Beyer, Tom Brown, Sasho Cirovski, Tom Dolan, Danny Ferry, Ray Flaherty, Charles Mann, Kevin Payne, Cathy Reese, Allie Ritzenberg, and the 2017-18 Washington Capitals to be honored

June 18, 2019

Ten new members and the first Team of Distinction of the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame will be honored during a pregame ceremony on Sunday, June 23 at Nationals Park, before the Nationals play the Atlanta Braves. The following honorees will be inducted: o Andrew Beyer – covered horse

Nationals Homestand Highlights 6/13-23

June 12, 2019
  • STAR WARS™ Day (Saturday, June 15, 3:15 p.m., Nationals Park) The Nationals host the fifth annual STAR WARS™ Day at Nationals Park. STAR WARS™ characters will be roaming the concourse to take pictures with fans, stage live combats, and participate in pregame ceremonies.
  • Media covering pregame ceremonies must

Nationals reinstate Trevor Rosenthal

June 8, 2019

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab assignment and reinstated right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal from the 10-day Injured List and optioned right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rosenthal, 29, returns to the active roster after

Nationals Conclude 2019 First-Year Player Draft

June 5, 2019

The Washington Nationals selected 30 players on the third and final day of Major League Baseball’s 2019 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

Nationals select eight players on second day of MLB’s 2019 Draft

June 4, 2019

The Washington Nationals selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s 2019 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 announcement. The Nationals

Nationals select right-handed Pitcher Jackson Rutledge

June 3, 2019

The Washington Nationals selected collegiate right-handed pitcher Jackson Rutledge with the No. 17 selection in the 2019 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

Nationals Homestand Highlights 6/4-5

June 3, 2019

• Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Statue Unveiling (Tuesday, June 4, 5:40 p.m., Nationals Park) Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Washington Nationals will host a media availability to unveil the first Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue for the Apollo at the Park program to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of

Nationals Recall James Bourque

May 25, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher James Bourque from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned right-handed pitcher Joe Ross to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. Additionally, the Nationals recalled from rehab assignment and optioned outfielder Andrew Stevenson to Triple-A Fresno. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Nationals Homestand Highlights 5/24-5/27

May 24, 2019
  • STEM Student Science Fair (Friday, May 24, 5:30 p.m., Nationals Park) On Friday, students from participating Grand Slam Schools are given a chance to show off their smarts and display their STEM projects on the main concourse before the game. *Students will be available for media interviews from 5:30-6:15

Nationals Announce Roster Moves

May 20, 2019

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. · Recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp from the 10-day Injured List · Claimed right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra on outright waivers from the

Nationals announce roster moves

May 17, 2019

The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

  • Recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated shortstop Trea Turner from the 10-day Injured List
  • Recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin from Triple-A Fresno
  • Optioned infielder

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. New York Mets (May 14-16) & Chicago Cubs (May 17-19)

May 13, 2019

The Nationals head back to D.C. after a 10-game road trip for an exciting six-game homestand against the rival New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs. The fourth homestand of the season features a Trea Turner Bobblehead, the return of Bourbon and Baseball, and Law Enforcement Appreciation Days, giving Nationals

Nationals reinstate Juan Soto

May 11, 2019

The Washington Nationals reinstated outfielder Juan Soto from the 10-day Injured List and optioned infielder Jake Noll to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Soto, 20, returns to the active roster after missing 10 games with back spasms. Prior

Nationals agree to terms with Gerardo Parra

May 9, 2019

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Gerardo Parra and placed outfielder Andrew Stevenson on the 10-day Injured List with back spasms (retroactive to May 7) on Thursday. Additionally, the Nationals designated right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General

Nationals announce roster moves

May 7, 2019

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. • Reinstated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day Injured List • Recalled right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg • Optioned infielder Carter Kieboom to Triple-A