In every MLB draft - or any professional sports draft for that matter - there are certain players who present risks. Character concerns are one thing, injuries are another.
The Washington Nationals will have to wait 17 picks before they are on the clock at No. 18 in this Thursday's draft, but just about all of the hard work has already been done.
ATLANTA — Ryan Zimmerman and Denard Span provided updates on their respective injuries Sunday morning, each maintaining upbeat spirits after getting hurt on freak plays over the weekend.
The biggest piece -- literally -- that the Nats got from the Tampa Bay Rays in return for pitching prospect Nate Karns is Jose Lobaton, the 6-foot, 210 lb catcher expected to compete for the backu