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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/15/2011

Drew Storen's excellent uniform adventure

By Adam Kilgore

Drew Storen changed his number this year, which is common for a player who, in his second year, gets to ditch his team-issued, sky-high digits for a more conventional number. What's uncommon is that Storen has changed his uniform number twice this offseason.

Storen wore 58 last year. At the Nationals' fashion-show style uniform unveiling this winter, Storen wore 25. Once Willie Harris re-signed with the Mets, 22 became available, and Storen decided he would take that number. (Storen said he feels bad for anyone who bought a No. 25 Storen jersey, and he wants to work with the team on a solution for any disappointed buyers.)

By Storen's estimation, that's actually the sixth different number he has worn on a Nationals major league uniform of some sort. He wore 26 to his introductory press conference, 38 in the Instructional League and 17 in the Arizona Fall League.

As you can probably glean from the fact that I'm writing about numbers, there's not a ton happening this morning as pitchers and catchers trickle in to report. Manager Jim Riggleman and his coaching have arrived, and they're meeting now. A few pitchers, including Ross Detwiler and Brian Broderick, threw bullpen sessions.

We'll have some more substantive stuff here later today.

By Adam Kilgore  | February 15, 2011; 10:08 AM ET
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Posted by: SorenKierkegaard | February 15, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I will continue to rock the #58 rookie year throw-back

Posted by: Kavorka | February 15, 2011 11:11 AM | Report abuse

he didn't give up 25 because he wanted 22 more. he gave up 25 because that's what LaRoche wanted.

Posted by: destewar | February 15, 2011 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Well, Adam, as far as numbers go we're all waiting with bated breath for Jayson Werth and Mike Morse to resolve #28. For those of us up here in the cold, this is not too trivial at all.

Posted by: Donkeyfarmer | February 15, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

You should have Paul Lukas link to this story.

Posted by: MikeNelmsReturns | February 15, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy these short pieces that reflect the human side of the game. Keep them coming.

Posted by: Natsgal | February 15, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Ryan Zimmerman had No. 25 during his September 2005 call-up. I keep thinking of buying a jersey with his name and that number just to commemorate that event... :-)

Posted by: Juan-John1 | February 15, 2011 6:35 PM | Report abuse

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