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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.

Nationals Announce 2020 Schedule

August 12, 2019

The Washington Nationals – in conjunction with Major League Baseball – announced their 2020 schedule on Monday. The 16th season of Nationals baseball will commence with an Opening Day matchup against the New York Mets at Citi Field on March 26th, marking the earliest start of the season in Nationals

Nationals recall Erick Fedde

July 29, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg and placed right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer on the 10-Day Injured List (retroactive to July 26) with a mild rhomboid strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Fedde, 26, is 1-1 with a

Nationals recall Adrián Sanchez

July 27, 2019

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Adrián Sanchez from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough to Double-A Harrisburg Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Sanchez, 28, joins the Nationals for his fourth Major League assignment of the season. He hit .322

Nationals Homestand Highlights 7/22-31

July 22, 2019
  • Ali Krieger Ceremonial First Pitch (Thursday, July 25, 4:05 p.m., Nationals Park) Fresh off the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup title, Ali Krieger of the U.S. Women’s National Team will be honored at Nationals Park and throw out a ceremonial first pitch. *Ali will have pregame media availability at

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