Williams says Nats cautious as Nate McLouth returns from shoulder injury

Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth comes to spring training rehabbing an injury that ended his season prematurely in August. McLouth is recovering from a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The left-handed hitting utility outfielder is critical for a team that needs to ensure it has some offense coming from that side of the plate besides Bryce Harper and Denard Span, especially with the departure of ... read more

Trea Turner reports to Padres camp

Shortstop Trea Turner, the player to be named in a three-team 11-player trade in December that involved the Nationals, has arrived at the San Diego Padres' spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz., according to reports. The deal sent 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to the Padres while Steven Souza Jr. went to Tampa Bay. Turner is a top prospect as the ... read more

A rundown of the Nationals' 2015 minor league early camp roster

Here is a look at the Nationals' minor league early camp roster for 2015. It is filled with a lot of the prospects you will be able to see this summer throughout the organization. The roster, obtained by MASNSports.com, includes the likes of Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Erick Fedde, Nick Pivetta, Joe Ross, Wander Suero, Austin Voth, Jakson Reetz, Raudy Read, Chris Bostick, Anderson Franco, ... read more

Giolito on Reynaldo Lopez's fastball: "I've never seen anything like it live"

The Nationals have long been a team that loves to stack tall imposing starting pitching that comes down off the mound with a delivery that intimidates would be batters. The 6-foot-6 Lucas Giolito fits into that category. The trajectory of his fastball, coupled with his daunting frame, makes it difficult for hitters to see the ball come from 9-to-6 or 12-to-6 toward the plate. His ... read more

Baseball America lists seven Nationals in their annual top 100

Baseball America has announced its much anticipated top 100 list for 2015 top prospects. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is No. 1, while Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is listed as No. 2. The Nationals are well represented on the list with three players in the top 50 and six players in the top 96. It is no surprise that top prospect Lucas Giolito cracked the ... read more

Updates on Sammy Solis and Erick Fedde

Left-hander Sammy Solis is looking to have a complete season with the Nationals, and hoping to stay healthy after fighting through injuries the past few campaigns. Solis was limited to only five games in 2014 after being shut down in early June due to elbow discomfort. He had 13 starts in 2013. In 2012, he underwent Tommy John surgery. His career-high innings pitched was 96 ... read more

Prospect updates: Bostick, Robles and Ward

I like to check in with the Nationals and get their thoughts on some of the names to look out for in the minor leagues this season. The last blog, I focused on pitchers. This time, I asked about some of the on-field personnel you should check out. The young prospects to watch as spring training begins include second baseman Christopher Bostick. The 21-year-old Bostick ... read more

Severino, Kieboom and Read highlight strong crop of catchers in Nationals system

Pitchers and catchers report to Nationals spring training in Viera, Fla., on Feb. 19. The club announced its non-roster invitees yesterday, a list that included catchers Spencer Kieboom, Steven Lerud and Pedro Severino. Both Kieboom and Severino played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. Lerud played 60 games with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves last season. Nats director of player development Mark ... read more