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Nats' Murphy not worried about limited ABs

Having dealt with limited at-bats in spring training in the past, Daniel Murphy said Friday he thinks he'll be ready when the Washington Nationals start the regular season.

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22hBradford Doolittle

Way-too-early trade deadline guide: Nats will probably buy

Given the age of Jayson Werth, and the looming 2019 free agency of Bryce Harper, you'd think that any Nationals prospect would be on the table for an impact, win-now move.

Cabrera takes his sweet time leaving field after ejection (1:32)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera just got tossed from the game - in spring training. He'd had words with home plate Angel Hernandez after a pitch, then lined a single on the next pitch. But his first couple steps out of the box were spent looking back at Hernandez, who ejected Cabrera when he got to first. Here's Cabrera leaving the game - by walking across the entire diamond and out the RF corner. Just plain weird.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

An afternoon rainstorm in West Palm Beach isn't stopping a number of fans from hanging out on the stadium's berms.


Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Tim Raines described entering as a Montreal Expo as "bittersweet."


Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

When Tim Raines is inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, he won't have a speech prepared. The former Montreal Expos great explains why.


Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

A cool feature at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: you can get two games for the price of one.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

You can bid on autographed balls (lowest min. bid: Amed Rosario, $50; highest min. bid: Greg Maddux $350) as well as jerseys and bats from past and present MLB players right on the Ballpark of the Palm Beach's first level.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

The brand new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches has plenty of impressive amenities, including an area for fans to lay out.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the brand-new spring training home of the Nationals and Astros.

Britt McHenry ESPN 

Max Scherzer says his knuckle injury is "behind him." Was happy to get through 4 innings and come into the 5th. Happy with where he's at in the rotation approaching the season.

Scherzer: 'I'm through this injury' (1:20)

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Max Scherzer isn't looking to take it easy after his first start of the spring: "pitchers pitch, builders build." Says he's on track for first week of the season.


Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Max Scherzer discusses his pitching grip with coaches pregame. Scherzer has been dealing with pain in his right ring finger when throwing

Baker anticipates Scherzer will pitch in opening series (0:43)

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Max Scherzer warming up now before his first start of the spring. Looked frustrated with a few of his pitches.

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3dEddie Matz

Nats' Scherzer on track for opening series

Max Scherzer, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his right ring finger, faced major league hitters Wednesday as he prepares to open the season as the Nationals' No. 3 pitcher.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats ace Max Scherzer won't start Opening Day, but he will start opening week, if all goes well. Skipper Dusty Baker said that Scherzer, who faces live major-league hitters for the first time this spring today (@ Cardinals), is slated to start Washington's third game of the season against the Marlins.

Britt McHenry ESPN 

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said as of this moment Max Scherzer is slated third in the rotation. Said he could go about 4 innings today.

Britt McHenry ESPN 

Nationals catcher Matt Wieters joked Max Scherzer invented a new pitch w/ a 3 finger fastball. Scherzer pitched like that down the stretch of last season to help w/ pain in his ring finger knuckle. Scherzer takes the mound today against the Cardinals

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

I know we should always be wary of spring training numbers - but Bryce Harper and Yoenis Cespedes both have more HR than strikeouts!

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25617th
On Base Percentage.32610th
Slugging Percentage.42611th
Earned Run Average3.512nd
Quality Starts924th

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