Washington Times "Two days before he would make a triumphant return from the disabled list with 5 1/3 innings of one-run baseball in a victory over the Washington Nationals, Zack Greinke stood on the field at Dodger Stadium laughing and smiling in conversation with Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner. It was..." May 18
Washington Times "Somewhere in the thoughts that streamed into Bryce Harper’s head as he lay writhing on the warning track at Dodger Stadium on Monday was the question: How bad is this? Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span was the first by Harper’s side after the 20-year-old crashed face-first into the..." May 18
Washington Post "The thing about pinch hitting is, it only takes one swing. One minute, Chad Tracy can be sitting in the Washington Nationals dugout, a bystander as victory nears. The next, he may be running to the end of the tunnel for two emergency warmup hacks. One night, he may be staying up in bed wondering..." May 18
MLB.com "Right fielder Jayson Werth was scheduled to play for Class A Potomac on Thursday, but he went to see his doctor in New York because he felt tightness in his right hamstring. However, Werth is expected to get a rehab start for Potomac on Friday and stay with the team a few more days, which means..." May 17
Washington Times "There was plenty about the Washington Nationals’ 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that was familiar. They’ve seen the scoreboard littered in zeroes and the occasional “1” glowing back at them. They’ve dealt with the frustrations that come with leaving nine runners on base..." May 16
Washington Times "Feeling some slight tightness in his strained right hamstring, Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth traveled to New York on Thursday to visit with the team’s specialist and get the issue examined. His expected return from the disabled list on Saturday will likely be delayed a few days,..." May 16
Davey is "probably not that confident" about Detwiler making his next start. Duke and Stammen would be candidates, leaning Stammen.
Washington Post "Wednesday in the ninth inning, two nights after he tested the structural integrity of the right field wall at Dodger Stadium, Bryce Harper hopped out of the dugout and stood in the on-deck circle. He had not talked his way into the game; Manager Davey Johnson simply sent him up to pinch..." May 16
San Diego Union-Tribune "If you want to get to know the real Stephen Strasburg, you do not put him on a podium, conference call or radio show. You don’t write him an email or send him a text, and you certainly don’t shove a microphone in his face. No, if you want to get to know the real Stephen Strasburg, you simply..." May 16
L.A. Daily News "Zack Greinke recently sent Dodgers manager Don Mattingly a text message gauging his fitness level before taking the mound for the first time since fracturing his left clavicle last month against the Padres. The gist being, Greinke was more than ready to compete but expecting him to be in..." May 16
Rizzo on Harper: "There's no concussion, he's feeling better. He'll be ready to go in the next day or so." Also said no more tests needed.
Jayson Werth rehabbing at Class A Potomac tonight. Expected to come off DL on Saturday. #Nats
Los Angeles Times "Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was talking Tuesday afternoon about the importance of Zack Greinke's return to the rotation when he hit upon an unfortunate comparison. "Getting him back," he said "kind of gives you another Kershaw." Consider that wishful thinking. Because a couple of hours..." May 15
Washington Post "Monday night seemed close to perfect for the Washington Nationals, until it veered close to catastrophe. A blistering afternoon yielded to a warm Southern California night, Jordan Zimmermann further asserted himself as one of baseball’s elite starting pitchers, Ryan Zimmerman stayed hot and first..." May 14
Bryce Harper is not in today's #nats lineup.
From Mike Rizzo: Harper's X-rays came back negative. He has a bruised left shoulder and left knee. "Will be sore but fine. Day to day."
Washington Post "After a befuddling 2-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs and a series loss to a team with one of the worst records in baseball, the Nationals packed their bags in the clubhouse. The mood was generally upbeat although there was clear frustration that a win in their grasps slipped away, and in such..." May 13
Nats Insider "The critical decision in yesterday's demoralizing loss to the Cubs — Davey Johnson pinch-hitting for Gio Gonzalez in the bottom of the seventh with his team ahead 1-0 — was a produce of the manager seeking an insurance run and trying to give his bullpen some breathing room. In principle, that..." May 13
CSN Chicago "At one point, Dan Haren imagined himself wearing a Cubs uniform, pitching at Wrigley Field and spending this summer by Lake Michigan – at least until the trade deadline. Now Haren’s hoping to win a World Series ring with the Washington Nationals. Haren signed up for Twitter at the beginning..." May 12
CBSSports.com "The Nationals will be without Jayson Werth for a while, as they've placed the veteran outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. To replace Werth on the active roster, they've recalled outfielder Eury Perez. Werth hasn't played since May 2, so the move will likely..." May 11
Bryce Harper out of lineup again today with toe still healing from yesterday's procedure.
Davey says Jayson Werth is probably going to have to go on DL. Still having hamstring spasms. Move can be backdated.
Nats Insider "The Nationals are planning to place outfielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list following tonight's game against the Cubs with what general manager Mike Rizzo termed a "very slight strain" of his right hamstring. Werth hasn't played since May 2 in Atlanta, when he felt the hamstring..." May 10
CSN Washington "In a 162 game baseball season it’s hard to qualify an early May series as a test, no matter the circumstances and no matter the teams involved. But for a team with World Series aspirations, sweeping the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers in a two-game series felt about as good as it..." May 10
Bryce Harper out after minor procedure to remove ingrown toenail. Had been bugging him. Davey says he's likely to miss only one game.
Davey says one more day of rest for Jayson Werth before he can return to playing.
Also, initial result of MRI on Werth's hamstring was clean.
Washington Post "After overwhelming reaction on social media and their box office phones, the Nationals reversed the unpopular ticket policy they announced after Tuesday night’s rainout and now will allow fans to exchange unused tickets from Tuesday for any future ticket of equal or lesser value, subject to..." May 09
CSN Washington "From his position at first base, Adam LaRoche often gets an unfiltered reaction from opposing hitters to the man they're facing on any particular night. What LaRoche was hearing from the handful of Detroit Tigers who reached base Wednesday night against Jordan Zimmermann was enough to convince him..." May 09
Washington Post "Jayson Werth is scheduled to have an MRI on his balky right hamstring on Thursday, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said following Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Werth, who hasn’t played in six days because of the hamstring tightness and a sore left ankle, will also be examined by an..." May 09
CSN Washington "Bryce Harper won't face any additional punishment for his actions Sunday that resulted in his ejection from the Nationals' series finale in Pittsburgh. Major League Baseball informed Harper he won't be fined or suspended after a review of the incident, a relief to the 20-year-old..." May 08
Werth not playing tonight, as expected.
Washington Post "Having ceded to more than a month of actual play on the field, preseason predictions have already lost what scant relevance they had to begin with. Still, when the prognostications came flying in, the most frequent World Series pick was the Nationals against the Tigers. After the Tigers have..." May 07
Tigers @ Nationals has been postponed for tonight.Game will be made up on Thursday.
Washington Post "Bryce Harper was ejected in the first inning of the Nationals’ 6-2 victory over the Pirates Sunday afternoon after he drew the ire of umpiring crew chief John Hirschbeck with his reaction to a check-swing third strike. The incident left the Nationals without their best player and, owing to..." May 06
CSN Washington "Gio Gonzalez stood on the mound at PNC Park in the bottom of the first inning, the afternoon off to as bad a start as the Nationals could possibly have imagined. Bryce Harper had been ejected after arguing a check-swing call in the top of the inning. Starling Marte had crushed Gonzalez's very..." May 06
Bryce Harper has been ejected in the top of the first inning. Was arguing a check-swing called a strike.
Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg always pitches under a spotlight, but Saturday took the mound under more scrutiny than usual. After his last start, Monday night in Atlanta, Manager Davey Johnson caused alarm by saying Strasburg had “tightness” in his forearm. The next day, General Manager Mike Rizzo scuttled..." May 05
Washington Post "The Nationals rank sixth in the majors in strikeouts after Friday night’s 14-K whiffapalooza, and as Davey Johnson surely knows, it will take more than “manning up” for them to snap out of their offensive funk. Set aside his most pointed bromide, and Johnson got to the nature of the Nationals’..." May 04
Washington Post "Jayson Werth left Thursday’s game against the Braves in the fifth inning after his right hamstring tightened up again and, according to Manager Davey Johnson, he is expected to miss time as he rests the injury. Werth, who had never suffered a hamstring injury in his career, felt the initial..." May 03
Bernadina pinch-hitting for Werth in the 5th. Something acting up, ankle or hamstring. Fact it's now raining here could be factor as well.
CSN Washington "After making it through last night's game at Class A Potomac with no problems, Ryan Zimmerman is set to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals lineup tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. Zimmerman, out since April 18 with a strained left hamstring, went 0-for-3 and reached on an error..." May 02
Nats Insider "Already beset with injuries to other key members of their lineup, the Nationals got a scare tonight when their most important player had to depart with what initially looked like a serious injury. Bryce Harper, though, is fairly confident he didn't strain any muscles on an awkward, sixth-inning..." May 02
By the way -- Davey said the X-ray done on Jayson Werth's ankle came back clean. As long as hamstring's OK he could return to lineup soon.
Washington Post "The Washington Nationals’ season has begun with a rocky start of inconsistent play, a losing record in the first month and the team bending from the weight of lofty expectations. On Wednesday, they sent their best pitcher to the mound against their toughest division opponent, and Jordan Zimmermann..." May 02
Harper has bad bruise on L side, originally from crashing into wall last night. Davey hoping not serious.
Roger Bernadina going out to play right field. Bryce Harper is out of the game, and we have to assume it's for an injury.
CSN Washington "Already beset with injuries to other key members of their lineup, the Nationals lost perhaps their most-important player to injury during tonight's game against the Braves: Bryce Harper. The 20-year-old outfielder appeared to tweak something on a swing in the top of the sixth inning against..." May 01