Spring training gives the Nationals their first look of the year at pitchers, players rehabbing from injuries and more.
Well, this year, it’s also giving Major League Baseball teams their first look at instant replay. While veterans and regular starters are less likely to make road trips during spring games, this week the regulars all traveled to Kissimmee to face the Astros. It was there that the Nats were first given access to challenges and a glance at the new replay system.
Beyond rule changes, the media and organization got a closer look at players battling injuries this spring. Doug Fister has been dealing with shoulder inflammation, Ryan Zimmerman has had some overall body tightness, and some sort of bug has continued to plague the clubhouse.
There are now 49 players remaining in major league camp. As we continue to see how the roster is whittled down, check out these other Nationals headlines that you may have missed this week: