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Luis Garcia
Draws praise for work ethic
SSWashington Nationals  AA
April 4, 2020
Garcia spent the spring working on his hitting mechanics to use his lower half more and drive the ball, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. "That's how we started it the first day," Nationals minor-league hitting coordinator Troy Gingrich said this week. "We went in there and compared him [to Juan Soto's swing], because he loves Juan obviously. So we threw him up there next to Juan and he could see the difference in how Juan uses his lower half compared to how [García] uses his lower half. He focused hard on this."
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Eddy Yean
Opening eyes
PWashington Nationals  R
April 1, 2020
Yean has impressed Nationals minor-league pitching coordinator Brian Holman with his instincts and approach on the mound, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. "Eddy Yean is like a three-quarter slot pitcher," Holman said this week. "So far to this point, he has made it look pretty easy. He's got an incredible arm. He can spin a breaking ball. He's got good instincts. A good example was last year he figured out that he could throw a two-seamer and it would move. So he started kind of relying on that a lot."
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Andry Lara
Making progress with consistency
PWashington Nationals  R
April 1, 2020
Lara has made a good impression on Nationals minor-league pitching coordinator Brad Holman, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. "His fastball is mid-90s mph and just once and a while he will like overthrow it a tick and catch a little misfire and yank it left," Holman said this week. "He's just learning how to make adjustments and how to get back on track when he's off. But he makes a lot of really good pitches, too. It's (all about) just becoming more consistent for him and, of course, he is just a baby. He just turned 17."
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Tres Barrera
Shipped to Triple-A
CWashington Nationals  AAA
March 26, 2020
Barrera was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Andrew Stevenson
Shuttled to minors
OFWashington Nationals  AA
March 26, 2020
Stevenson was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Adrian Sanchez
Optioned to minors
3BWashington Nationals  AA
March 26, 2020
Sanchez was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Kyle Finnegan
Moved to minors
PWashington Nationals  AA
March 26, 2020
Finnegan was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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James Bourque
Optioned to minors
PWashington Nationals  AA
March 26, 2020
Bourque was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Erick Fedde
Shipped to minors
PWashington Nationals  AAA
March 26, 2020
Fedde was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Erick Fedde
Still in mix for No. 5 starter spot
PWashington Nationals  AAA
March 26, 2020
Fedde remains in the mix to win the No. 5 starter role when the regular season finally begins.
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Joe Ross
Still in hunt for rotation spot
PWashington Nationals
March 26, 2020
Ross remains in the mix to win the No. 5 starter role when the regular season finally begins.
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Austin Voth
No. 5 starter job still open
PWashington Nationals
March 26, 2020
Voth remains in the mix to win the No. 5 starter role when the regular season finally begins.
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Ryne Harper
Still in hunt for bullpen spot
PWashington Nationals
March 24, 2020
Harper posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB through six innings this spring.
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Michael Taylor
Returning as fourth OF
OFWashington Nationals
March 24, 2020
Taylor will handle fourth outfielder duties for the Nationals when the regular season begins.
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Asdrubal Cabrera
Could open season at hot corner
2BWashington Nationals
March 23, 2020
Cabrera remained in the mix for the starting third base spot when spring training was suspended.
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Kyle Finnegan
Unimpressive spring
PWashington Nationals  AA
March 22, 2020
Finnegan posted a 5.40 ERA and 3:3 K:BB through five innings before spring training was suspended.
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Wander Suero
Struggles to find plate in spring
PWashington Nationals
March 22, 2020
Suero posted a 0.00 ERA but shaky 4:4 K:BB through six spring innings.
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Steven Fuentes
Midway through suspension
PWashington Nationals  AA
Suspension
March 20, 2020
Fuentes will finish serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a stimulant when the minor-league season begins.
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Andrew Stevenson
Still in running for bench spot
OFWashington Nationals  AA
March 20, 2020
Stevenson was still in the mix for a bench spot with the Nationals when MLB suspended the season.
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Wilmer Difo
Not guaranteed roster spot
SSWashington Nationals
March 20, 2020
Difo may not find room on the 26-man roster once the regular season is ready to begin.
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Mason Denaburg
To be handled carefully this year
PWashington Nationals  R
March 19, 2020
Denaburg (shoulder) will be managed cautiously this year, Byron Kerr of MASNsports.com reports.
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Seth Romero
Reportedly healthy
PWashington Nationals  A
March 19, 2020
Romero (elbow) was healthy enough to pitch in fall instructs and should be ready to go whenever the minor-league season begins, Keith Law of The Athletic reports.
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Yasel Antuna
Recovered from injuries
SSWashington Nationals  A
March 19, 2020
Antuna (elbow) was healthy enough to participate in instructs in the Dominican Republic over the offseason, Keith Law of The Athletic reports.
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Max Scherzer
Satisfied with side session
PWashington Nationals
Side
March 15, 2020
Scherzer (side) completed a bullpen session Thursday and was satisfied with how he felt afterward, the Associated Press reports. "It was good, was able to throw all pitches," Scherzer said.
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Aaron Barrett
Sent to minors
PWashington Nationals  AAA
March 14, 2020
Barrett was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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