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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...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro hits an RBI single to score Brian Anderson during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Miami. Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as a free agent. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Nationals sign INF Starlin Castro for $12 million, 2 years

Jan. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Starlin Castro finalized a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, one of a flurry of recent moves by the World Series champions. Castro's deal gives the club someone who can start at second base and maybe also play some at third, where Anthony Rendon left as...

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)

AP sources: Nationals bring back RHP Hudson, add 1B Thames

Jan. 6, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reliever Daniel Hudson agreed to terms on an $11 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals, and the World Series champions also added first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday by people who spoke on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris throws against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning of Game 3 of the baseball World Series, in Washington. Relief pitcher Will Harris is joining the Washington Nationals after they beat him in Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Harris and the Nationals have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, because the agreement has not been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Former Astro Will Harris joins Nats after losing Game 7

Jan. 3, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Relief pitcher Will Harris is joining the Washington Nationals after they beat him and the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series. Harris and the Nationals have agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract, the team announced Friday. The 35-year-old right-hander dominated with Houston for much of the...