Jan 21, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; (left to right) Washington Nationals managerMatt Williams
speaks as Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals pitcherMax Scherzer
listen during a press conference introducing Scherzer as a member of the Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Good morning DoD readers, start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:
Scherzer not the only Nats newcomer ready to contribute
The Nationals didn’t make many waves early in the offseason, but that all changed in January, when they signed right-hander Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract.
However, Scherzer won’t be the only newcomer on the Nats’ Spring Training roster. Here’s a list of the new players who are expected to see action in camp.
Scherzer: His addition gives the Nationals arguably the best rotation in baseball. A group that includes Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez helped Washington lead all Major League rotations with a 3.04 ERA last season. With Scherzer added to the mix, Tanner Roark will move to the bullpen and likely become a long reliever. Read full article here.
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Severino among Nationals’ 20 non-roster invites
WASHINGTON — The Nationals on Thursday released a list of their 20 non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
The Nats are very high on Severino, who is considered to be an exceptional defensive backstop. While playing for Class A Hagerstown in 2013, he threw out 40 percent of would-be base stealers. Read full article here.