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Washington Nationals, manager Dave Martinez agree to extension

Washington Nationals, manager Dave Martinez agree to extension

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Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals and manager Dave Martinez have reached an agreement on a multiyear contract extension. League sources told ESPN and USA Today Sports on Friday that Martinez agreed to a three-year extension worth about $ 7.5 million. The team has yet to confirm the agreement. Advertisement Martinez had an option on his contract for the 2021 season, but the new deal will replace that and keep him with the Nationals organization through the 2023 season. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo -- who signed a new contract earlier this season -- previously said that re-signing Martinez was a priority for the club. "That's priority one is to get Davey taken care of," Rizzo told reporters earlier this month. "My plan is, and my preference is, to not pick up the option and...
Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg has carpal tunnel in hand, could need surgery

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg has carpal tunnel in hand, could need surgery

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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand and may need to undergo season-ending surgery. Nationals manager Dave Martinez made the announcement Friday, a day after Strasburg visited with a hand specialist. Advertisement Martinez said the reigning World Series MVP could have surgery to fix the issue, but no final decisions have been made. "Now we're going to sit back and discuss what the plans are moving forward," Martinez told reporters before the Nationals opened their series against the Miami Marlins on Friday. "I think it's something that's going to have to be fixed. "... It helps us all knowing that we can have a plan going forward. But my concern is always Stephen and hope that he recovers as qui...
Nationals’ Strasburg sharp in start after bus ride to Baltimore

Nationals’ Strasburg sharp in start after bus ride to Baltimore

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July 21 (UPI) -- Reigning World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg looked sharp in his final start of summer camp, as he led the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 win against the Baltimore Orioles. Strasburg had six strikeouts and allowed just one run in five innings Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Advertisement Nationals players took five buses and personal vehicles on the trip due to social distancing safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. They used staggered arrival times to avoid long lines for COVID-19 testing when they got to the stadium. "It felt like something that you would normally do in spring training," Strasburg told reporters. First baseman Howie Kendrick led the Nationals at the plate. Kendrick went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the win. His day fe...
The Latest: Russia, Uzbekistan evacuate nationals from China

The Latest: Russia, Uzbekistan evacuate nationals from China

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Russia and Uzbekistan have evacuated hundreds of people from China, most of them from the epicenter of a viral outbreak in the city of WuhanByThe Associated PressFebruary 5, 2020, 9:46 AM3 min readBEIJING -- The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Russia and Uzbekistan have evacuated hundreds of people from China, most of them from the epicenter of a viral outbreak in the city of Wuhan. All evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days. In Russia, two military planes with a total of 144 people — Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia — landed in Tyumen on Wednesday. The Defense Ministry says none of the evacuees has shown signs of being infected with the virus. Russia has reported two cases of coronavirus, both Chinese nationals who a
World Series: Nationals beat Astros to force Game 7

World Series: Nationals beat Astros to force Game 7

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Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals used a strong outing from Stephen Strasburg and three home runs to beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to force Game 7 in the 2019 World Series. In this year's postseason, Strasburg has pitched in six games and the Nationals have emerged victorious in each of them. With the Nationals on the brink of elimination, the 31-year-old right-hander delivered his most important performance of the playoffs. Strasburg allowed only two earned runs on five hits across 8 1/3 innings. He recorded seven strikeouts and walked two. The Nationals jumped ahead with an RBI single by Anthony Rendon in the first. In the bottom of the inning, the Astros tagged Strasburg for two runs following Jose Altuve's sacrifice fly and Alex Bregman's ho...