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Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon hits during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

After losing Bryce Harper, Nats move on from Anthony Rendon

Mar. 11, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year after moving on from Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals must move on from Anthony Rendon. No one accumulated more homers or RBIs for the Nationals in 2019 than Rendon. Just like no one accumulated more homers or RBIs for the Nationals in 2018 than Harper. Might not...

Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond (20) loses his helmet on a swing as Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali, right, gets out of the way during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kopech heats up in 1st game for White Sox since 2018

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

Michael Kopech quickly got back up to speed for the Chicago White Sox. In his first game since having Tommy John surgery 18 months ago, Kopech threw 11 pitches — and six reached 100 mph. "Yeah, I might have been a little geeked," he said Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander started against Texas and threw...

Better plate discipline could move up Robles in Nats' order

Mar. 8, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Given a chance to play last season, Victor Robles swung right into action for the Washington Nationals. Now they'd like him to swing a little less. The 22-year-old Robles gave the Nationals a good look at what he can bring in the future, helping them win the World Series. A...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw runs during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Ks four in spring debut

Feb. 28, 2020 7:03 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out four batters without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first step toward a possible opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw, the Dodgers’ longtime ace, faced a Milwaukee Brewers lineup with five expected regulars,...

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, left, gets a high-five from fellow pitcher Anibal Sanchez during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Nats' Max Scherzer to face Astros in exhibition opener

Feb. 19, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The World Series rematch between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, who've been embroiled in the fallout from a sign-stealing scandal, that will open the teams' exhibition schedule Saturday just got a little more interesting: Max Scherzer will be on the mound. After...

Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin wears a World Series Champions patch on his jersey while throwing a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in the World Series last season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Nats look back at Series, then ahead, as full workouts start

Feb. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Carter Kieboom, a rookie who will get a shot to be the Washington Nationals' starting third baseman on opening day, took grounders alongside Asdrúbal Cabrera, a versatile, 14th-year infielder who was among seven free agents returning to the World Series champions. Across...

Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle smashes a cabbage on a sidewalk while teammates cheer as part of a team-building exercise and in recognition of National Cabbage Day during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The champs are here: Cabbage race, Soto arrive at Nats camp

Feb. 17, 2020 3:40 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day position players reported to camp, the Washington Nationals finally got around to putting up a sign on the ivy-covered wall near the entrance to their spring training facility with a curly "W," a rendering of the Capitol dome and, most significantly, the proclamation...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 file photo,Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. All-Star closer Josh Hader went to a hearing with Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 after just making the eligibility cutoff with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Hader asked for a raise from $687,600 to $6.4 million, and the Brewers argued for $4.1 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Hader loses to Brewers in arbitration, players drop to 1-6

Feb. 15, 2020 3:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's arbitration model for relief pitchers is broken, Milwaukee closer Josh Hader said Friday after losing his case against the Milwaukee Brewers. Hader will earn $4.1 million rather than his $6.4 million request, a decision that dropped players to 1-6 in hearings this year....

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. Boston pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez argued his case Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 asking for a raise to $8,975,000 rather than the $8.3 million offer of the Red Sox. A right-hander who turns 27 in April, Rodríguez was a career-best 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA in 34 starts last season, when he made $4,325,000. He is eligible for free agency after the 2021 season.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Red Sox beat Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration

Feb. 13, 2020 4:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Boston Red Sox defeated pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration on Thursday, improving teams to 5-1 this year. Rodríguez will earn $8.3 million rather than his request for $8,975,000. The case was decided by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Walt De Treux and Melinda Gordon, who...

FILR - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles during a baseball media availability at Nationals Park in Washington. The  Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Strasburg, along with slugger Juan Soto.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

World Series champ Nationals bring most of group back in '20

Feb. 7, 2020 1:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the significant exception of Anthony Rendon's departure in free agency, and one key addition to what was a shaky bullpen for much of last season, the Washington Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. Once again, they are counting on...