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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that Baker, 70,  is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. (AP Photo/John Amis)

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Jan. 28, 2020 3:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. The 70-year-old Baker becomes...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hits a home run during the second inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Zimmerman and the World Series champion Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contract

Jan. 28, 2020 1:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. The 35-year-old first baseman, who has spent his entire 15-year big league career with the Nationals, can earn $3 million in performance bonuses. He can earn $1.5...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hits a home run during the second inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. A person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that “face of the franchise” Zimmerman and the Nationals have agreed to terms on a $2 million deal for 2020. The deal is pending a physical. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on $2M plus incentives

Jan. 24, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Washington Nationals “face of the franchise” Ryan Zimmerman agreed to terms on a $2 million contract for 2020 that includes the possibility of earning $3 million more in incentives. The parameters of the deal were described to The Associated Press on Friday by a person familiar with the...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. The Nationals are bringing back Hudson and adding first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Nationals finalize $11M, 2-year deal with reliever Hudson

Jan. 14, 2020 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Hudson thought the door was closed on returning to the Nationals when they signed fellow reliever Will Harris. But Hudson wanted to be back with Washington, and general manager Mike Rizzo shared the same sentiment. So, Hudson and the team agreed to an $11 million, two-year deal...

Nationals prospect Fausto Segura dies at 23

Jan. 13, 2020 2:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals say pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died. He was 23. The team announced the news in a statement Monday. ESPN Deportes reported that Segura died in a traffic accident Sunday night in his hometown of Barahona, Dominican Republic. The right-hander signed a contract with...

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer talks with members of the media during the team's

Nationals' Max Scherzer 'good,' 'strong' and rarin' to go

Jan. 11, 2020 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a “2019 World Series Champions” patch stitched onto the right sleeve of his white Washington Nationals jersey, and his eyes -- one brown, one blue -- open wide, Max Scherzer made it clear as clear can be Saturday that his neck is just fine and his preseason routine is...

SS Trea Turner, Nationals agree to $7.45 million for 2020

Jan. 11, 2020 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortstop Trea Turner and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $7.45 million, one-year contract Friday, as the World Series champions avoided arbitration by settling with all of their eligible players. Turner joined lefty reliever Roenis Elías, who got a $1,975,000 deal, and...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Michael A. Taylor hits a home run during the third inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Taylor and the Nationals agreed Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, to a one-year contract for $3,325,000, up slightly from his $3.25 million salary last season, when the outfielder lost an arbitration hearing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Michael A Taylor, Nationals agree to $3,325,000 deal

Jan. 9, 2020 11:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor and the Washington Nationals agreed Thursday to a one-year contract for $3,325,000, up slightly from his $3.25 million salary last season, when the outfielder lost an arbitration hearing. Taylor was an afterthought with the Nationals last year, getting only 88 at-bats...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames connects for a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Washington Nationals are bringing back reliever Daniel Hudson and adding Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. Thames hit .247 with 25 homers, 61 RBIs and 140 strikeouts for the Brewers in 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

After losing to Nats with Brewers, Thames joins champions

Jan. 8, 2020 8:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Thames still thinks about the eighth inning of the NL wild card game, when Milwaukee held a two-run lead against Washington and was four outs from advancing. “I'll never forget that feeling of being heartbroken, seeing Juan Soto's base hit over my head," Thames said....

Nats-Mets, Tigers-Indians start earliest opening day

Jan. 8, 2020 1:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Washington Nationals will be at the New York Mets, and Detroit will play at Cleveland on March 26 in the first two games of Major League Baseball's earliest opening day other than international games. Washington's game is part of a nationally televised tripleheader...