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Nationals Journal: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Back on campus, Stephen Strasburg hosts his charity event

SAN DIEGO - Stephen Strasburg crossed the finish line of his own charity race at about 8:45 local time this morning, some 35 minutes after the 5K began. The number printed on his runner's bib, naturally, was 37. He came...

By Adam Kilgore  | January 15, 2011; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
 
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Adam LaRoche introduced at news conference

The Washington Nationals introduced Adam LaRoche today at a news conference at Nationals Park, officially welcoming the first baseman signed to a multi-year deal to replace fan favorite Adam Dunn and considered a substantial upgrade defensively on a team that...

By Gene Wang  | January 14, 2011; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Willie Harris not returning to Nationals

Utility player Willie Harris, a National since 2008, has received two offers from clubs, neither of which have come from the Nationals, said Daryl Buford, Harris's agent. While the Nationals communicated with Harris at the start of the offseason, Buford...

By Adam Kilgore  | January 13, 2011; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
 
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Frank Robinson out of hospital after health scare at baseball's owners meetings

Frank Robinson, a baseball icon and the first manager in Nationals team history, was taken to a hospital this morning for observation after experiencing a health scare during baseball's owners meetings in Paradise Valley, Ariz, a Major League Baseball spokesman...

By Adam Kilgore  | January 13, 2011; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Mike Rizzo's roster overhaul

One of the most overlooked yet telling aspects of the Nationals' offseason is this: Only four players from the 2009 opening day roster remain in the organization. Ryan Zimmerman, John Lannan, Jesus Flores and Alberto Gonzalez. A superstar, a member...

By Adam Kilgore  | January 12, 2011; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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Mariners sign Adam Kennedy

Adam Kennedy, the Nationals' opening day second baseman in 2010, signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, the Mariners announced. The Nationals cut ties with Kennedy early this offseason when, to no one's surprise, they declined to exercise...

By Adam Kilgore  | January 10, 2011; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
 
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