The Nationals’ late-spring bench dilemma got a little clearer Tuesday morning when the club released utilityman Kevin Frandsen and reassigned outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor-league camp.
Matt den Dekker and Reed Johnson were thrilled to join the Nationals on Tuesday, having seen firsthand how the organization has grown the last few years.
Jerry Blevins went from the Nationals bullpen in Jupiter on Monday to the Mets bullpen in Viera on Tuesday, capping a wild 24 hours for the lefty.

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Injury Report

3/30C. JanssenRight rotator cuff tendinitis (day-to-day)
3/26A. RendonSprained MCL, left knee (day-to-day)
3/26J. WerthRecovery from right shoulder surgery (day-to-day)
3/9D. SpanRight core muscle surgery (day-to-day)
8/10S. Souza 15-day DL
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Nationals - Team News
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OF
Nationals reassigned OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor league camp. Despite outfield injuries to Jayson Werth and Denard Span, Gwynn was unable to secure a bench spot after a nice spring (.341/.420/.500). This is due mostly to Gwynn having...
Apr 1 8:38AM Read More
Kevin Frandsen - OF
Nationals released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen. Frandsen recorded just three hits in 35 at-bats this spring. He hit .259/.299/.309 over 236 plate appearances in 2014, but his almost non-existent spring lost him a...
Apr 1 8:32AM Read More
Danny Espinosa - 2B
Danny Espinosa went 0-for-3 on Tuesday, lowering his spring average to .137. Espinosa, now exclusively a right-handed hitter after giving up switch-hitting, has looked so bad this spring that he probably won't be a part of the starting lineup even...
Mar 31 4:46PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon will seek a third opinion from Dr. Steven Singleton regarding his knee injury. It should be noted that Rendon, and not the team, has chosen to look for the third opinion. He saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday and a left MCL sprain was the confirmed...
Mar 31 3:30PM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth (shoulder) indicated that he wasn't sure when he would be able to return. Werth saw his first action of the spring on Monday, going 1-for-2 in a minor league game. He's recovering from a January shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint in his right...
Mar 31 11:28AM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth (shoulder) hit in a minor league game Monday for the first time this spring. It was a big step or Werth, who underwent surgery in January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. It's unlikely that he'll be ready for the start of the season at...
Mar 30 5:31PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk in his return to the Nationals' lineup on... Zimmerman missed two days after jamming his left shoulder Saturday.
Mar 30 5:13PM Read More
Reed Johnson - OF
Nationals signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring... Johnson was just granted his release by the Marlins on Monday and it didn't take him long to find a new opportunity. The 38-year-old batted just .235/.266/.348 with two home...
Mar 30 4:27PM Read More
Casey Janssen - R
Casey Janssen was diagnosed with right rotator cuff tendinitis after undergoing an MRI. Janssen reported some discomfort after his most recent Grapefruit League appearance last week, so the Nats decided to get him checked out. It's not a long-term concern, but...
Mar 30 4:24PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen left Monday's Grapefruit League game due to a blister on his right foot. That's a sigh of relief for the Nationals, who are dealing with all sorts of bumps and bruises at the moment. Storen, who is expected to serve as Nats' closer this season,...
Mar 30 4:20PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday to get a second opinion on his left knee. Rendon suffered what was termed as a minor MCL sprain in his knee on March 9, but he continues to feel discomfort and went to Andrews to get some answers. The Nationals are...
Mar 30 4:15PM Read More
Matt den Dekker - OF
Nationals acquired OF Matt den Dekker from the Mets for LHP Jerry Blevins. It's a rare in-division trade, but the deal solves a need for both clubs. The 27-year-old den Dekker wasn't going to make the Mets' Opening Day roster and profiles as a...
Mar 30 3:55PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen was pulled from a Grapefruit League appearance Monday with an apparent injury. Storen left with a trainer after issuing a two-out walk to Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong. Storen missed much of March after undergoing surgery to remove the hamate...
Mar 30 3:08PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span (abdomen) said Sunday that he isn't sure when he'll be cleared to play in rehab... Span is making steady progress from his second core muscle surgery -- he ran sprints and took swings with a fungo bat this past weekend in Florida -- but the Nationals have...
Mar 30 12:17PM Read More
Casey Janssen - R
An MRI taken Sunday on Casey Janssen's right shoulder showed no major structural damage. Janssen felt discomfort in his throwing shoulder after his latest Grapefruit League appearance, but it sounds like he'll be fine with a bit of rest. Opening Day is just a...
Mar 30 8:50AM Read More
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3/31vs. NYM (p)L 0-2
3/30StL (p)L 2-6
3/29vs. Mia (p)W 11-7
3/28NYM (p)L 2-10
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
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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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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