Nationals agree to terms with infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on a Major League contract with infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen, avoiding arbitration and securing the utility man for a second season in D.C. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Frandsen, 32, hit .259 with a team-leading 11 pinch hits for the Nationals in 2014 - ranking him 10th in the National League in

MASN Announces 2014-15 NCAA College Basketball Schedule

MASN, the region's leader in live sports entertainment, will broadcast more than 160 men's and women's Division I college basketball games during the 2014-15 season, offering its viewers a lineup featuring local rivalries, Top 25 teams and tournament action. The regional sports network's hoops schedule will air on both MASN and MASN2, and features games from 13 men's conferences and some of the top women's

Nationals announce return of entire coaching staff

The Washington Nationals announced today that they will welcome back all of their coaches from the 2014 staff. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In keeping bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Schu, third base coach Bobby Henley, first base coach Tony Tarasco, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy, and defensive coordinator/advance coach Mark Weidemaier in

Buck Showalter named American League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA

The Baseball Writers Association of America tonight announced that Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been voted the American League Manager of the Year, the third time in his career he has received the honor (also 2004 with Texas and 1994 with the Yankees). Showalter joins Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa (four each), and Dusty Baker, Jim Leyland and Lou Piniella (three each) in winning

Nationals manager Matt Williams named 2014 BBWAA NL Manager of the Year

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was named the 2014 National League Manager of the Year Tuesday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Williams received a total 109 points, including 80 first-place votes. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle finished second in the voting, and San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy was third. Williams, who becomes the second manager in Nationals history to earn this

Desmond, Rendon win 2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and third baseman Anthony Rendon were named recipients of 2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards on Thursday night, the third such honor for Desmond and first for Rendon. This is just the second time in the Nationals' short history that they've had two players honored in the same season with the National League's top offensive award (also 2012). "Our entire

Nationals announce exhibition game vs. New York Yankees at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals announced today that their 2015 Spring Training schedule will conclude on April 4 with an exhibition game vs. the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Just two days later, on April 6, the Nationals will begin the 2015 regular season by hosting the New York Mets at Nationals Park on Opening Day. This will mark the Yankees' fourth trip to Nationals Park,

Nationals announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 30-game 2015 Spring Training schedule, which features 14 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL, including their Grapefruit League home opener on Thursday, March 5 vs. New York Mets. The Nationals' Grapefruit League slate includes a pair of visits from the NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals (Saturday, March 7 and Friday, March 27) as well as