MASN announces seven-game Nationals spring training broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will broadcast seven Nationals spring training games, giving fans their first look at new manager Matt Williams. All of the games will appear on MASN HD beginning with the Nationals' March 2 home game against the Miami Marlins in Viera, Fla.

The network's Grapefruit League coverage also includes six more games from Space Coast Stadium, the team's spring training home: March 9 against the St. Louis Cardinals, March 11 against the New York Yankees, March 16 against the Detroit Tigers, March 19 against the Houston Astros, March 25 against the Mets and March 29 against the Detroit Tigers.

All afternoon games will be replayed the same day in prime time on MASN HD.

Fans can also access all of the most up-to-date Nationals news during spring training by logging onto Dan Kolko's "Nationals Pastime" for around-the-clock coverage at MASNsports.com.

The complete MASN HD spring training schedule for the Nationals is as follows:

* Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m., Miami Marlins vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Sunday, March 9 at 1 p.m., St. Louis Cardinals vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Tuesday, March 11 at 1 p.m., New York Yankees vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Sunday, March 16 at 1 p.m., Detroit Tigers vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m., Houston Astros vs. Nationals
* Tuesday, March 25 at 1 p.m., New York Mets vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)
* Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m., Detroit Tigers vs. Nationals (replay at 7 p.m.)

MASN features every play and every game in crystal-clear high definition, pregame and postgame shows before and after every regular season game, an all-star talent team and comprehensive online coverage at MASNsports.com.

About Mid-Atlantic Sports Network:

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a regional sports network owned by two Major League Baseball franchises - the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles - and televises every available game of both teams, live and in high definition. For more information, please visit www.MASNsports.com