Jordan Zimmermann admitted Friday it's unlikely he and the Nationals will strike a deal on a new contract before his Opening Day deadline.
Ryan Zimmerman hurt his left side diving for a ball at first base Friday and left the game, adding yet another name to the Nats' long list of injuries.
Tyler Clippard, who was traded from the Nationals to the Athletics this winter, has earned the closer job in Oakland.

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Injury Report

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
8/2N. McLouthoff 60-day DL
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Nationals - Team News
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
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth (shoulder) took batting practice and played five innings in a minor league game... The Nationals will likely continue to keep him on the minor league side if they need to backdate a potential stint on the disabled list. Werth is still a possibility for...
Mar 25 11:21AM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rendon underwent another MRI Tuesday which showed that the MCL in his left knee is... Rendon suffered a minor MCL sprain on March 9 and he's not back to 100 percent yet, as he told James Wagner of the Washington Post that he still felt something in the knee...
Mar 25 11:13AM Read More
Bruce Billings - R
Nationals reassigned RHP Bruce Billings to minor league camp. Billings, a non-roster invitee this spring, gave up three runs over 4 1/3 innings during Grapefruit League action. The 29-year-old had one appearance with the Yankees last...
Mar 25 8:29AM Read More
Heath Bell - R
Heath Bell has decided to retire from baseball. Bell was released by the Nationals on Monday after allowing five walks and five runs in 6 1/3 spring innings. "My kids wanted me home," the 37-year-old told...
Mar 24 5:43PM Read More
Taylor Jordan - S
Nationals optioned RHP Taylor Jordan to Triple-A Syracuse; re-assigned RHP Evan Meek and INF... Jordan allowed three runs over eight innings of work this spring. He missed the last few months of last season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone...
Mar 23 6:48PM Read More
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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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