Apr 25, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) runs down first base after hitting a three run triple in the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: Nationals News 5/17

Start off your weekend with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web:

Stitches out, Harper working out in DC

(David Wilson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper is back in Washington and moving along in the process of returning from his injured thumb.

The outfielder tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on April 27, and he underwent surgery two days later.

“The stitches are out and he’s in a brace,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “He is going to get checked out as well next week by the doctor and go see the specialist.” Read full article here.

After ‘whirlwind’ week, Dobbs joins Nats

(David Wilson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — For Greg Dobbs, his journey to Washington has been three years in the making.

Prior to the 2012 season, he saw something developing and wanted to be a part of it, but he wanted a longer contract than the Nationals were willing to offer and he re-signed with the Marlins.

As Miami struggled, Dobbs watched his NL East rival string together consecutive successful seasons, including a division title in 2012.

“I chose here because I wanted to sign here three years ago out of free agency,” Dobbs said. “Watching that for the last 2 1/2 years from the other side, I like to think I’m pretty smart.” Read full article here.

In case you missed it last night, here is an Instagram video of the genius who ran on the field in the ninth inning only to get pummeled by security. Enjoy!

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