There is just over a week until Opening Day rosters are finalized, but the Nationals may not be done making moves. A new report has them shopping lefty relief pitchers.
Starting for the first time in 11 days because of an ankle injury Stephen Strasburg, was not sharp on Saturday. Will he be good to go for the regular season?

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Who should the Nats sign to a long-term extension?
Jordan Zimmermann
Ian Desmond
Doug Fister
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Injury Report

3/26A. RendonSprained MCL, left knee (day-to-day)
3/9D. SpanRight core muscle surgery (day-to-day)
8/10S. Souza 15-day DL
8/9J. Werthshoulder (day-to-day)
8/5T. Jordanoff 60-day DL
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Nationals - Team News
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg surrendered four runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets. Strasburg looked pretty good earlier in the spring, but he missed his last turn with a twisted plant ankle and he wasn't sharp at all today. Since the ankle injury wasn't...
Mar 28 5:09PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (abdomen) threw a successful long toss session on Saturday with distances up to 150... Span continues to progress nicely in his recovery from core muscle surgery, but still isn't quite ready for game action. He isn't expected to rejoin the Nationals lineup...
Mar 28 10:45AM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth is scheduled to play defense only in a minor league contest on Saturday. Werth is still experiencing some soreness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder when he's hitting, so he'll get his work in without stepping to the plate. At this point,...
Mar 28 10:17AM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
Ryan Zimmerman is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-3 days after jamming his left... The Nationals don't believe that the injury is serious and do not have an MRI scheduled. Zimmerman remains fully confident that he will be in the team's lineup on Opening...
Mar 28 9:16AM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon (knee) did light jogging on Friday with an emphasis on lateral movement. Rendon was testing his left knee as he's attempting to rehab from a minor MCL sprain that has shut him down since March 9. The young infielder has no issues when running...
Mar 27 10:21PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann admitted Friday that the chances he signs a contract extension with the... Zimmermann won't negotiate during the season, and he indicated that there's been little-to-no talks between his reps and the club. "I’m just not going to talk during...
Mar 27 5:43PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann gave up one run over six innings as the Nationals and a Cardinals split-squad... Zimmermann has been one of Florida's best pitchers, amassing a 1.37 ERA and a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings this spring. There's every reason to believe he'll be a...
Mar 27 5:33PM Read More
Rafael Soriano - R
Darren Wolfson of reports that the Twins have inquired about watching Rafael... Wolfson adds that it's "possible they already watched him" throw. It's not clear how series Minnesota's interest in the free agent reliever is at this point....
Mar 27 5:00PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (abdomen) will take light swings with a fungo bat on Friday. Span also ran sprints on Friday and has been playing catch for over a week. The outfielder is coming along nicely from core muscle surgery but isn't close to game action and...
Mar 27 11:53AM Read More
Derrick Robinson - OF
Nationals re-assigned OF Derrick Robinson, INF/OF Cutter Dykstra, INF Emmanuel Burriss, C Steve... No surprises in this group. Robinson is an interesting potential bench guy because of his speed, but he's coming off a lost season due to shoulder surgery.
Mar 27 10:15AM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen (hand) is scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday. Storen is two weeks removed from surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left (non-throwing) hand. The Nationals' closer will be ready to roll for Opening Day.
Mar 27 9:41AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper (illness) is back in the Nationals' lineup Friday. Harper missed a couple days of action due to a stomach bug, but he's obviously feeling better. The outfielder is batting .231/.444/.385 with one homer this spring.
Mar 27 9:38AM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged that Jayson Werth still experiences some soreness... "You do run out of time," Williams responded when asked whether Werth will be ready for Opening Day. The veteran outfielder still hasn't been cleared for full-on...
Mar 26 2:45PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper was sent home early from Nationals camp on Thursday due to a stomach virus. Harper tried some light swinging but didn't feel so great. He's expected to return to Grapefruit League action Friday and he'll be in right field for the Nats on Opening...
Mar 26 2:34PM Read More
Max Scherzer - S
Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings with a Grapefruit League-high nine strikeouts... It's too bad for Scherzer that Opening Day isn't here already. He's been sharp right since the start of the spring, with an obscene 23/1 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
Mar 25 5:59PM Read More
Next Games
3/28NYM (p)10:10 PT11:10 MT12:10 CT1:10 ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 MST12:10 EST12:40 VEN21:10 UAE11:10 CT
3/29vs. Mia (p)10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
3/30StL (p)10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
3/31vs. NYM (p)10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
4/1Mia (p)10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 MST12:05 EST12:35 VEN21:05 UAE12:05 CT
Last Results
3/27vs. StL (p)L 1-1
3/26vs. NYM (p)L 3-8
3/25StL (p)L 0-1
3/23vs. NYY (p)W 7-6
3/22Det (p)L 7-7
3/21vs. Mia (p)W 4-2
3/21Atl (p)L 2-5
3/20Hou (p)W 7-5
3/19vs. Det (p)L 0-0
3/18Mia (p)L 4-5
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  W: J. deGrom (3-0)   L: S. Strasburg (1-1)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
View All Players  |  Last updated Sep. 30, 1:28 A.M. ET
Denard Span14761094184398537.302
Jayson Werth147534851563711682.292
Anthony Rendon1536131111763962183.287
Adam LaRoche140494731281902692.259
Ian Desmond154593731512632491.255
Asdrubal Cabrera146553741333141461.241

Ryan Mattheus00-7008.241.04
Drew Storen21.6676501156.1461.12
Matt Thornton13.250640036.0281.75
Tyler Clippard74.636750170.1822.18
Doug Fister166.72725250164.0982.41
Blake Treinen23.400157050.2302.49
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