Washington Nationals: News and Links 2/16


Nov 1, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals manager

Matt Williams

talks to the media during the press conference at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Spring training is well underway, but there’s still a seemingly endless list of things that have to happen before Opening Day. Fortunately, the Nationals are making that list shorter every single day.

Three days after pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training complex in Viera, Florida, the team had its first official workout of the 2014 season Saturday morning. The workout was Matt Williams’s first as manager of the Nationals, and Stephen Strasburg had high praise for the way the skipper carried it out.

Livan Hernandez has been in camp with the team for the last few days and yesterday we found out that he will be helping out the team in a variety of roles.

It’s a slow journey to Opening Day, but we’re getting there. The remaining position players are scheduled to report on Tuesday, and the first exhibition game is scheduled for Feb. 28.

Until then, check out some links from our fellow Washington Nationals writers/bloggers:

  • James Wagner from the Washington Post writes about how ex-congressman Mark Foley is helping the Nationals find a new spring training home in Palm Beach County. Read his article here.
  • Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes about how Ian Desmond may have given brother-in-law Josh Roenicke an assist on getting his deal with the Nationals. Read his article here.
  • Kilgore also writes an interesting profile on the Nationals’ newly acquired starting pitcher Doug Fister. Check that out here.

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