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INF César Hernández, Nationals agree to terms on 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent César Hernández and the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the team a veteran middle infielder who hit a career-high 21 homers last season. Hernández can earn $1 million in performance...

Possibility of universal DH could affect roster decisions

Nov. 10, 2021 21:29 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — If the universal designated hitter returns to the National League for good next season as many people believe, don’t be looking for the role to be filled with prototypical aging superstars who no longer play a position. While some teams might...

Darnell Coles plans to put his 'stamp' on Nationals' hitters

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Darnell Coles was hired by the Washington Nationals as their hitting coach on Monday, returning him to an organization he worked for in the minor leagues and reuniting him with manager Dave Martinez, a former teammate. Coles was most recently the...

Alcides Escobar re-signs with Washington Nationals for 2022

Oct. 05, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Alcides Escobar agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday to stay with the Washington Nationals next season. Escobar, who will turn 35 in December, batted .288 with 21 doubles, two triples, four homers and 28 RBIs in 75 games with...

Soto top known quantity as last-place Nats begin 'reboot'

Oct. 04, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — These are now Juan Soto’s Washington Nationals. He is their lone bona fide superstar, someone around whom they will try to rebuild — or, to use general manager Mike Rizzo's preferred term, “reboot.” Soto is the only player...

Devers hits 2 HR; Red Sox to host Yanks in AL wild-card game

Oct. 03, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Devers and the rest of the Boston Red Sox knew going into the regular season's final day that they were in a win-and-in scenario for the playoffs. That didn't make Devers nervous Sunday, even after his club fell behind against the Washington...