District Daily: 2/22


Aug 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher

Tyler Clippard

(36) throws during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Day seven of spring training is in the books for the Washington Nationals. For the most part, Friday was business as usual for the team, with workouts, drills, and bullpen sessions throughout the day.

While no major news came out of camp, we still found out a few things that the Nationals will keep an eye for the next six weeks. For one, Ross Detwiler has developed a cutter, possibly giving him an edge over the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation. While Detwiler still has to compete for the fifth spot, Livan Hernandez seems to think that he’ll have a huge season in 2014.

We also got some news on the injury front, as Tyler Clippard was unable to participate in his scheduled bullpen session due to tightness in his back. Fortunately for him and for the Nationals, Clippard will be fine and he’ll be back on the mound as soon as possible.

The pace should start to pick up very soon at the Nationals’ camp in Viera, with the team’s first live batting practice scheduled for today, and exhibition games less than a week away.

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

  • Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post writes about the wonders that Doug Fister could provide the Nationals’ rotation. Read his article here.
  • Dan Kolko of MASN shares his notes from day seven of spring training and another photo gallery from the day’s activities. Check that out here.

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