Washington Nationals

DENVER | AP source: Daniel Murphy, Rockies agree to $24M, 2-year deal

DENVER— A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Daniel Murphy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. The person spoke Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical. Murphy spent last season with the Washington Nationals and Chicago … Continue reading DENVER | AP source: Daniel Murphy, Rockies agree to $24M, 2-year deal

LAS VEGAS | A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey

LAS VEGAS — The Washington Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Reds for another right-hander named Tanner, less proven Tanner Rainey. There have been only a handful of big league players over the years with the first name of Tanner, and this was the first time two of them got traded for each other. … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | A trade of Tanners: Nats send Roark to Reds for Rainey

TOKYO | Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan

TOKYO  — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan’s national team. Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan. The series begins on Friday with three games on consecutive nights at … Continue reading TOKYO | Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan

WASHINGTON | This is my city’: Harper plays possibly last home Nats game

WASHINGTON — More than 3½ hours before the start of what many expect to be his last game at Nationals Park as a member of the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper stood at his locker and let his eyes linger on that familiar white jersey with the curly red “W” on the front and his last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | This is my city’: Harper plays possibly last home Nats game

WASHINGTON | Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals

WASHINGTON— The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher. The five-time defending NL West champions have Kenley Jansen as their closer, but he’s been shaky since coming off the disabled list, allowing seven earned runs in four innings over four appearances. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Contending Dodgers acquire reliever Madson from Nationals

PHILADELPHIA | Gaffe by pinch-running pitcher costs Phils, Nats win 5-4

PHILADELPHIA  — Vince Velasquez was aggressive at the wrong time. Velasquez, a pinch-running pitcher, was called out for leaving second base early while tagging up, resulting in a game-ending double play that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. After Aaron Nola outpitched Max Scherzer for the second time … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Gaffe by pinch-running pitcher costs Phils, Nats win 5-4

NEW YORK | Nats shut out record 3rd game in row; Wheeler, Mets win 3-0

NEW YORK  — The Washington Nationals tried everything: two straight bunts to begin the game, a hit-and-run play, plus a delayed steal. Once more, it added up to zero. Bryce Harper and the Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row, something that had never happened since the team moved from Montreal, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Nats shut out record 3rd game in row; Wheeler, Mets win 3-0