Spring Training


As you stare out the window this morning and see snow falling in the D.C. area, it’s difficult to believe they’ll be playing a real baseball game here in a mere 17 days.


The Nationals trimmed their spring training roster by three more Thursday, optioning left-hander Matt Grace and catcher Dan Butler to Class AAA Syracuse, plus infielder Wilmer Difo to Class A Poto


Every team enters spring training with a rough idea what its Opening Day roster will look like, or at least which players will be competing for however many roster spots are up for grabs.


LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out five in four scoreless innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander 6-4 Tuesday.