Williams on selection of Giolito and Turner to Futures Game

Two Nationals prospects - right-hander Lucas Giolito and shortstop Trea Turner - have been selected to play in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. "I think it's a great opportunity for both of them to get a chance to be on a national stage and show their ... read more

10 in 10: Diabetes Care Complex critical to Dream Foundation mission

From the time they arrived from Montreal before the 2005 season, the Nationals have been a mainstay in the Washington, D.C., sports scene. But the Nats are also very active in the community, working diligently over the past decade to touch the lives of many in the region and proving that baseball has a further reach than wins and losses, balls and strikes, batters and ... read more

Bryce Harper appeared to cramp up after double to start rally, status unknown for Thursday

Right fielder Bryce Harper scored the winning run as the Nationals dropped the Braves 2-1 in 11 innings. He started the rally with a double. But the big concern after the game was the way he went into second base awkwardly on his right leg. It appeared at first that maybe he had reinjured his left hamstring. Manager Matt Williams said during post game that ... read more

From utility to everyday starter: Versatile Espinosa and Robinson step up

Injuries, as with most teams, can take their toll on even the most talented teams and derail promising seasons. Fortunately for the Nationals, they have several players that can play in the infield and outfield and still hit and help bridge the gap until a starter returns. With injuries to players like Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa and Clint ... read more

Span on Taylor and Carpenter; P-Nats play in high Single-A All-Star game

The California All-Stars dropped the Carolina All-Stars 9-2 Tuesday night from LoanMart Field in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. High Single-A Potomac Nationals right-hander Nick Pivetta took the loss after allowing two runs on two hits in one inning of work. P-Nats catcher Spencer Kieboom went 0-for-2 and had two passed balls. He also grounded into a double play. California put up three runs in the fourth ... read more

Nats beat Braves 3-1 with top of order contributing just like last season

The Nationals offense waited over two hours and a half inning to finally get a shot at Braves left-hander Alex Wood. They jumped on him quickly thanks to the one-two punch of Denard Span and Anthony Rendon. In the first, Span doubled and Rendon brought him home with a RBI single for a 1-0 lead. In the third, Span had a RBI single to make ... read more

Bryce Harper tops in NL All-Star voting and bares all in upcoming Body Issue

The marketing of Bryce Harper? You better get in line. News broke Monday that Nationals right fielder will be featured in the upcoming ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. On Tuesday during pregame with the media, Harper said he was thrilled to be included in the offseason shoot and it was actually something he had hoped to be asked to do. "Very excited, very happy to ... read more

Kieboom, Pivetta represent Potomac in tonight's Carolina-California League All-Star Game

Catcher Spencer Kieboom and pitcher Nick Pivetta have been selected from the high Single-A Potomac Nationals to play in tonight's Carolina-California League All-Star Game in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time from LoanMart Field. The 24-year-old Kieboom, who also was selected to the South Atlantic All-Star Game in 2014, is hitting .249 with 13 doubles, one triple, one homer and ... read more