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Nationals recall SS prospect CJ Abrams, put Garcia on IL

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals recalled shortstop prospect C.J. Abrams from Triple-A Rochester on Monday and placed shortstop Luis García on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. General manager Mike Rizzo announced the moves. García's move is retroactive...

Juan Soto back in Washington, grateful for time with Nats

Aug. 12, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Juan Soto began the walk to the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday for the first time as an opposing player, he passed photos hanging on either side of the tunnel showing past Washington players — a gallery that already includes an image of him, smiling in a...

Juan Soto promises to bring 'good vibes,' winning to Padres

Aug. 04, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Juan Soto arrived at Petco Park promising to bring “good vibes” to the San Diego Padres and issuing a warning to opposing teams. The acquisition of the 23-year-old generational talent in perhaps the biggest deadline deal ever energized the Padres and their...

DeGrom dazzles in return, bullpen costs Mets in loss to Nats

Aug. 03, 2022 04:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nerves lasted longer than usual for Jacob deGrom. He was perfectly fine with that after waiting so long to get back on the mound. Making his first major league start in more than a year, deGrom looked almost back to his Cy Young Award self. He allowed one run...

Juan Soto traded to Padres; Nationals get big prospect haul

Aug. 03, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres left no doubt about their desired destination when they added superstar Juan Soto to a lineup anchored by All-Star Manny Machado and about to welcome back flashy Fernando Tatis Jr. Deep into October. Maybe even November. General...

Juan Soto joins long list of young stars gone from Nationals

Aug. 02, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto had already left Nationals Park after he was traded along with Josh Bell to the San Diego Padres in the biggest deal of deadline day. His face was still everywhere. Boxes of “Juan Solo" Star Wars-style bobbleheads of Soto remained in the lockers of...

LEADING OFF: Trade deadline, Soto sweepstakes, deGrom return

Aug. 02, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEADLINE DAY The Juan Soto sweepstakes come down to the wire, with baseball's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline fast approaching. Soto is the biggest name on the block, with Washington...

Trade deadline preview: Juan Soto sweepstakes down to wire

Jul. 31, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

When Juan Soto turned down a $440 million, 15-year deal to stay with the Washington Nationals, it ensured Tuesday's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline would have a little juice. That wasn’t a certainty when Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to an expanded postseason...

Aguilar homers, Marlins beat Nats for 10th time in 11 games

Jul. 02, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after Jesús Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the first inning, manager Don Mattingly's nerves built up when his Miami Marlins missed a few chances to break the game open. Then Aguilar doubled and scored in the seventh to assuage some of those fears, which...

Nats extend GM Mike Rizzo, manager Dave Martinez through '23

Jul. 02, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez and Mike Rizzo are signed through the 2023 season after the Washington Nationals exercised their contract options for the World Series-winning manager and GM. Managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the moves Saturday before the team's 80th...