Ian Desmond, mired in a long-term slump, was out of the Nationals' lineup for the second time in two weeks on Friday. Manager Matt Williams explains why.
Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was placed on the paternity list Friday afternoon.
Bryce Harper was out of the Nationals' lineup on Friday, as he rests his sore left hamstring. Here is the latest.
The Nationals open their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but will be without Bryce Harper.