Trea Turner will not play in Arizona Fall League, gets a rest after whirlwind season

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will not be participating in the Arizona Fall League, a club source confirmed. The organization has decided that Turner will get some rest after playing in 116 minor league games and 27 major league games this season. He is not injured. Turner was originally scheduled to be on the Salt River Rafters taxi squad, which meant he could participate only in ... read more

Bostick replaces Difo in Arizona Fall League

Double-A Harrisburg Senators second baseman Chris Bostick will replace injured infielder Wilmer Difo in the Arizona Fall League for the Nationals. Difo is out with a fractured left hand sustained against the Mets in the final weekend of the season and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Bostick hit .375 (15-for-40) in his last 10 games of the season. The 22-year-old hit a ... read more

Update on instructional league in Florida, prospect spotlight on Osvaldo Abreu

There is one week remaining in fall instructional league play in Viera, Fla., for the Nationals. They continue to work out and have also played a schedule against other major league instructional league teams. Rain hampered the start of the camp last week, but low Single-A Hagerstown Suns manager Patrick Anderson, who is coaching at the facility in Viera, said they are moving along well ... read more

Manager search: Triple-A Syracuse's Billy Gardner Jr. brings wealth of experience to post

The Nationals open their search for their next manager looking for a skipper who has a good amount of experience in the job and communicates well with his players and staff. Triple-A Syracuse's Billy Gardner Jr. just finished his 21st consecutive season as a manager in the minor leagues. Very few can match his resume as far as pure baseball experience goes - and at ... read more

Mike Rizzo said some of coaching staff could return in 2016, Randy Knorr not ruled out as candidate

The announcement by the Nationals that Matt Williams was dismissed as manager for 2016 also included the statement that the entire coaching staff would not be retained: "Additionally, 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 have also been informed their ... read more

New voice and new leader for Nationals must meld clubhouse personalities to succeed

The 2015 season came crumbling down for the Nationals despite having an extremely talented roster returning from a divisional title season. Injuries, bullpen issues, leadership and communication from the manager were many of the reasons why this promising season got untracked. On Monday morning, Matt Williams was dismissed as manager of the Nationals, one season removed from 96 wins and a National League Manager of ... read more

Wilson Ramos "very happy" to call all three Nationals no-hitters

Wilson Ramos is in the record books, becoming only the 14th catcher in Major League Baseball history to catch three or more no-hitters. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first ever to catch three in a 162-game span. Right-hander Max Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter since June 20 on Saturday night in New York, striking out a career-high 17 in a 2-0 Nationals ... read more

Rivero and Robinson display potential in what could be expanded roles in 2016

The Nationals dropped the Mets 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday in New York. Clint Robinson and Felipe Rivero played important roles in the win. They also should play significant roles for the Nationals in 2016. Robinson launched a solo homer three-quarters up the second level of right field at Citi Field to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead leading off the ... read more