Despite Strasburg admitting to falling out of the game plan against the Phillies, Nats manager Matt Williams has been happy with Washington's pitching and hitting.
Early in Phillies spring training a common theme has emerged. For whatever reason, several of Philadelphia's pitchers have suffered shoulder injuries.
While the Nats are unlikely to sign free agent starter A.J. Burnett, he may still land in the National League East division.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks' march through Minnesota's minor league system has been conservative and deliberate, typical for a Twins prospect.