Washington Nationals star Juan Soto says he’s avoided major calf injury

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals star Juan Soto said an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins because of tightness. “Everything was fine,” Soto said. “We gonna be good. They said it’s just a little tight, so just going to take a couple days and see … Read more

Outfielder Austin Hays becomes sixth player in Baltimore Orioles history to hit for cycle

BALTIMORE — Four at-bats, four hits and one unforgettable cycle in just six innings of work. “Beyond unbelievable. An epic night,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said after Austin Hays became the sixth player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle. Hays completed the feat with a sixth-inning double in the midst of a steady … Read more

Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg going back on injured list after one start

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg is going back on the injured list. Manager Dave Martinez said Monday that Strasburg experienced discomfort Sunday after he threw a bullpen session on Saturday and was set to have an MRI. He had been scheduled to start Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves after making his season debut … Read more

Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg struggles in season debut vs. Miami Marlins

MIAMI — Jazz Chisholm bunted for a single on the first pitch of Stephen Strasburg’s return from a one-year absence, stole second and the Marlins kept on going in a 7-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night that finished a three- game sweep. The 33-year-old right-hander, pitching on the 13th anniversary of Washington … Read more

MLB Power Rankings: The Yankees, Twins and Angels are sitting high; Cardinals and White Sox hit some bumps

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. April is the dumbest baseball month. It’s all nonsense. Misdirection and puffs of smoke. Things … Read more

Steve Cishek apologizes for hitting Mets’ Francisco Lindor

WASHINGTON — The Nationals are sorry. There wasn’t much excuse-making or finger-pointing coming out of the home clubhouse Friday night after relief pitcher Steve Cishek hit Francisco Lindor near the face with a pitch and kicked off a benches- and bullpens-clearing incident. Twice in the first two games, a Mets star has been hit near … Read more

Tempers flare after Washington Nationals’ Steve Cishek hits New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor in helmet

9:49 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” WASHINGTON — Benches cleared during the New York Mets-Washington Nationals game Friday night after Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor was hit in the batting helmet with a pitch, the second such incident in … Read more

MLB Opening Day 2022 – What we saw, live updates and takeaways as baseball returns

Opening Day of the 2022 MLB season is in the rearview mirror, but plenty of teams are still set to make their debut on the diamond. Thursday’s slate of action provided a wide spectrum of entertainment. The games included everything from a memorable first major league hit for Bobby Witt Jr., to an emotional return … Read more

Washington Nationals place P Stephen Strasburg on 10-day IL

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg went on the 10-day injured list Thursday as the 2019 World Series MVP continues his return from thoracic outlet surgery, one of a series of moves the Washington Nationals made to set their 28-man active roster for opening day. Right-handed reliever Will Harris was put on the 60-day IL after right … Read more

MLB Opening Day 2022 – What we’re watching, live updates and takeaways as baseball returns

The start of the 2022 MLB season has finally arrived! Beginning with seven Opening Day games on Thursday and continuing with the rest of MLB in action Friday, it’s time to welcome in a new year on the diamond. To celebrate baseball’s return, we’ve asked our experts to weigh in on what they are most … Read more