District Daily: Nationals prospects aiming to push for Majors jobs


Good morning District on Deck readers, start off your Valentines Day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Nats prospects aiming to push for Majors jobs

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

The Nationals already have star players on their Major League roster such as Max ScherzerJordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond. However, they also have quality players in the Minor Leagues and some of them will get a chance to display their abilities during Spring Training.

Here is a list of the Nationals prospects who could be in the Major Leagues sooner than later.

RHP Lucas Giolito: He is one of the reasons the Nationals’ farm system is going strong. Ranked by MLB.com as the club’s top prospect, Giolito showed he fully recovered from Tommy John surgery last year while playing for Class A Hagerstown. In 20 starts, he was 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 98 innings. Giolito could be a late season callup in 2015. Read full article here.

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Span pulls off very special Valentine’s Day plan

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Saturday will be a special Valentine’s Day for Nationals outfielder Denard Span. He is engaged to Shadonna Copeland, who is from the Tampa area. The couple plans to get married sometime in December. Span and Copeland have been together 10 years.

Span popped the question last Saturday. Their friends and families were in attendance at a restaurant in Tampa. Copeland had no idea what was going on. She thought it was pre-Valentine’s Day dinner. At first, she thought it was a surprise party because the family screamed, “Surprise.” Copeland began to cry, her hands on her face. A few moments later, Span came in the room, went on one knee and proposed to her. She obviously said, “Yes.” Read full article here.

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