Nats put Strasburg on IL with right shoulder inflammation

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list Sunday because of right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to April 15. The 2019 World Series…

Kershaw barely outduels Scherzer, Dodgers sweep Nats 3-0

Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings of five-hit ball to win an outstanding duel with Max Scherzer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept three games from the Washington Nationals with a…

Nats finally play, top Braves 6-5 on Soto’s walk-off in 9th

Juan Soto drove in the winning run with a single on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, lifting the coronavirus-depleted Washington Nationals to a 6-5…

COVID-hit Nats make many moves before 1st game of season

Starting pitchers Jon Lester and Patrick Corbin, closer Brad Hand and four position players expected in the lineup — left fielder Kyle Schwarber, first baseman Josh Bell, second baseman Josh…

Scherzer, COVID-depleted Nats finally set to play vs. Braves

It’s rare for there to be an abundance of intrigue associated with an otherwise mundane workout the day before a baseball club opens its regular season. Run the bases. Field.…

After COVID outbreak, Nats wait to hear about facing Braves

The Nationals and Atlanta Braves still were waiting as of Sunday afternoon to find out whether Major League Baseball will allow their upcoming series to proceed as scheduled while Washington…

5 Nats player to miss opening day after 1 tests positive

A Washington Nationals player tested positive for COVID-19, and four teammates and a staff member have been quarantined after contact tracing on the eve of the regular season’s start, general…

Nats OF Juan Soto leaves game early with right calf cramp

Reigning NL batting champion Juan Soto left Washington’s 7-3 exhibition loss against the Miami Marlins in the middle of the first inning Thursday with what manager Dave Martinez said was…

Nats release Jeffress for unspecified ‘personnel reasons’

Jeremy Jeffress was released by the Washington Nationals on Sunday for what general manager Mike Rizzo called unspecified “personnel reasons,” less than two weeks after the reliever agreed to terms…

Nats’ Strasburg: ‘Numbness in my whole hand’ led to surgery

The nerve issue in Stephen Strasburg’s wrist that ended his 2020 season after five innings would get aggravated every time he threw a baseball, he said Sunday, and “basically would…