Right-handed pitcher Joe Ross has reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $1.5 million deal for 2021, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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The Nationals' Triple-A affiliate is moving from Fresno, California, back to New York state, to Rochester of the International League.
ESPN will showcase 19 teams during 11 season-opening games, including four on Opening Day, over the first week of the 2021 MLB season.
The Washington Nationals have reached agreement with longtime minor leaguer Sam Clay on a one-year contract.
The Nationals have invited President-elect Joe Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day, which is scheduled for April 1 against the Mets.
We look at what every team could do -- and what we think they will do -- as baseball's offseason starts to get going.
Instead of judging a team's success -- or failure -- based on a shortened season, Sam Miller lists one positive memory each club can hold on to this winter.
The finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season goes up against the scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees of the past. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Justin Turner refusing to stay isolated during the postgame celebration, his take on the Blake Snell situation after covering the Rays during the World Series and free agency already looking ugly for the players (8:15). Then, Tim Kurkjian hops on to talk about the wackiest season ever, giving credit to the teams for adapting to an usual lifestyle while playing, their concern for the sport and if Turner will be suspended (22:33). Next, Hembo stops by to be the only person in civilization to defend Kevin Cash (35:14). And finally, Todd Radom administers the last quiz of the season (42:31).
Adam Eaton, Anibal Sanchez, Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames are all free agents after the Nationals declined their 2021 options Wednesday.
Sure, the 2020 season just ended. No, we haven't a clue how the offseason will play out. We're ranking all 30 MLB teams for next year anyway.
BBTN: Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi on possible rule changes and Charlie Morton. Plus, Chris Singleton previews Game 3
Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi joins Buster to discuss pitching with Kevin Kiermaier as his center fielder, the Rays developmental philosophy, his thoughts on rule changes from the short season possibly becoming permanent and Charlie Morton’s cold-bloodedness (6:54). Then, Chris Singleton hops on to talk about Morton vs. Walker Buehler in game three, if the series pendulum has swung back toward the Rays and the first time he met Cody Bellinger (24:17). Plus, Todd Radom with the weekly quiz (34:31).
Landing in Washington as the 2020 regular season began, utility player Josh Harrison did enough to re-sign with the Nationals on a one-year contract for $1 million.
The Nationals have named Jim Hickey as the team's new pitching coach. He replaces Paul Menhart, who was not brought back after his contract expired.
Washington Nationals pitching coach Paul Menhart will not be brought back next season, one year after the team's first World Series championship.
We present the case for four superstars to be considered as the Latino Face of MLB in the 2020s, with our winner to be revealed Friday. Today we offer the Nationals' Juan Soto, the brash Dominican champion who backs up his style with substance.
What's the most likely upset? Can anybody beat the Dodgers? Which players should you expect to remember from this October? We answer all this and more.
Eric and Tristan review the 2020 season and discuss how the results from 2020 will impact their 2021 rankings.
Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto, 21, surpassed Brooklyn's Pete Reiser on Sunday as the youngest ever to take a batting crown.