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By Sports Digest | February 25, 2010
The Toronto Blue Jays named former Orioles executive Jim Beattie a professional scout. Beattie, 55, who pitched for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, was general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1989 to 1995 and executive vice president of the Orioles from 2002 to 2005. Nationals: General manager Mike Rizzo said right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg , the No. 1 pick in June's draft, would make his first exhibition start on March 9 against the Tigers at Space Coast Stadium and will pitch every fifth day, regardless of where the game was to be played.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
Cal Ripken Jr., who never got to the point of interviewing for the Washington Nationals' managerial job, reiterated Friday that he isn't lobbying for a position at this time. Speaking at the third annual Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation College Basketball Tip-Off at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Ripken said his name being linked to the Nationals was "probably is a little bit media created. " "People ask me, 'Do you want to get back into baseball, do you feel the urge to get back into baseball?
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By Sports Digest | November 13, 2009
Interim Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman officially became the team's permanent manager Thursday after what general manager Mike Rizzo called "a four-month interview." Promoted from bench coach to interim manager midway through last season, the Rockville-raised Riggleman took a team that was 26-61 (a .299 winning percentage) and guided it to a 33-42 (.440) finish. "You can know about people, and hear what you hear about people, but watching him work on a day-to-day basis, I knew we had something here that could be a long-term answer for where we're trying to be," Rizzo said.
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Sports Digest | October 18, 2013
Et cetera Nationals interview Matt Williams, reportedly will interview Ausmus Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has remained quiet about the team's managerial search, but candidates for the job are becoming clearer. Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams recently interviewed, and longtime major league catcher and current San Diego Padres front office assistant Brad Ausmus will reportedly interview as well. Within the club, bench coach Randy Knorr and third base coach Trent Jewett are considered to be contenders.
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The Sports Network | April 27, 2012
The future has arrived for the Nationals. In the midst of its best start since moving to Washington from Montreal, 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper will make his much-anticipated MLB debut for the Nationals on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Washington will place third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list to make room for him on the roster. "We thought that we needed to bring in an impactful left-handed bat," said Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo of Harper.
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The Washington Post | April 10, 2012
The Washington Nationals had taken the slow approach with Michael Morse's rehabilitation from a strained right lat muscle, and they felt optimistic the final step would come Monday night. Nine full innings in left field at Single-A Hagerstown would prepare Morse for his return Thursday in the home opener at Nationals Park. "He couldn't do that," manager Davey Johnson said. "That really distresses me. " Morse took himself out of his rehab appearance Monday night after seven innings.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | June 26, 2011
Davey Johnson, a former Orioles manager and player, will become the next manager of the Washington Nationals and will manage them at least through the 2011 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said on the national broadcast of Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The move completes a surreal two days by placing one of the most accomplished managers of this generation at the helm of baseball's hottest team. Rizzo said the completion of Johnson's contract amounted to "dotting the i's and crossing the t's. " Rizzo also said Johnson will travel with the Nationals to Anaheim, Calif., where he will manage his first game Monday.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | June 24, 2011
The Washington Nationals’ team plane arrived in Chicago on Thursday evening carrying baseball’s hottest team and its oddest situation. The Nationals have surged to their first winning record in June since 2005, their inaugural season, on the strength of 11 wins in 12 games. And for a while Thursday, the players had no earthly idea who would be managing them Friday against the Chicago White Sox. The situation became only slightly less murky by the end of the night. Following Jim Riggleman’s sudden resignation, the Nationals will use bench coach and former Seattle Mariners manager John McLaren as a short-term managerial replacement.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | July 29, 2013
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push. "We're going to stay consistent with the same thought process we've had since 2009," Rizzo said. "We're always thinking about this year, improving ourselves this year, but when we improve ourselves this year it will be this year and beyond. " Even if Rizzo wanted to act on the Nationals' chances this season, he would face a quandary.
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The Washington Post | January 16, 2013
The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who grew up in Washington rooting for the Senators. And so, less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla., Ted Lerner acted. On Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation, the Nationals agreed to terms with free-agent closer Rafael Soriano, a surprising blockbuster addition to a now-stacked bullpen that signals the Nationals' urgency to win a World Series this year.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | September 23, 2013
Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work. " He works with some of the best baseball players in the world, many of whom he has coached since they were minor leaguers. At each first pitch, as the Washington Nationals bench coach, Knorr is standing in the dugout of a major league baseball game.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | July 29, 2013
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push. "We're going to stay consistent with the same thought process we've had since 2009," Rizzo said. "We're always thinking about this year, improving ourselves this year, but when we improve ourselves this year it will be this year and beyond. " Even if Rizzo wanted to act on the Nationals' chances this season, he would face a quandary.
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The Washington Post | January 16, 2013
The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who grew up in Washington rooting for the Senators. And so, less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla., Ted Lerner acted. On Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation, the Nationals agreed to terms with free-agent closer Rafael Soriano, a surprising blockbuster addition to a now-stacked bullpen that signals the Nationals' urgency to win a World Series this year.
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By Dan Connolly | November 16, 2012
When Dan Duquette was hired roughly a year ago as the club's executive vice president, the Orioles pointed to his impressive track record in the past with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. He was in charge of some very good teams - although none went to the World Series. Of course, the Expos in 1994 might have had the season not ended in August due to labor unrest. And Duquette was one of the primary architects of the Red Sox team that twice won world championships after he left.
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The Sports Network | April 27, 2012
The future has arrived for the Nationals. In the midst of its best start since moving to Washington from Montreal, 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper will make his much-anticipated MLB debut for the Nationals on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Washington will place third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list to make room for him on the roster. "We thought that we needed to bring in an impactful left-handed bat," said Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo of Harper.
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The Washington Post | April 10, 2012
The Washington Nationals had taken the slow approach with Michael Morse's rehabilitation from a strained right lat muscle, and they felt optimistic the final step would come Monday night. Nine full innings in left field at Single-A Hagerstown would prepare Morse for his return Thursday in the home opener at Nationals Park. "He couldn't do that," manager Davey Johnson said. "That really distresses me. " Morse took himself out of his rehab appearance Monday night after seven innings.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | March 31, 2012
In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply required a day off, he would keep Espinosa at second. And short? "I'd play Lombo there," Johnson said. A reporter playfully reminded Johnson that he had been saying Steve Lombardozzi had not been assured a spot on the team yet. "You guys are sneaky," Johnson replied.
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Sports Digest | October 18, 2013
Et cetera Nationals interview Matt Williams, reportedly will interview Ausmus Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has remained quiet about the team's managerial search, but candidates for the job are becoming clearer. Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams recently interviewed, and longtime major league catcher and current San Diego Padres front office assistant Brad Ausmus will reportedly interview as well. Within the club, bench coach Randy Knorr and third base coach Trent Jewett are considered to be contenders.
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By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post | March 31, 2012
In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply required a day off, he would keep Espinosa at second. And short? "I'd play Lombo there," Johnson said. A reporter playfully reminded Johnson that he had been saying Steve Lombardozzi had not been assured a spot on the team yet. "You guys are sneaky," Johnson replied.
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Sports Digest | November 1, 2011
Nationals Johnson to return as manager next season The Nationals formally announced Davey Johnson as their manager for the 2012 season Monday, exercising an option in his contract and continuing a tenure that began last season amid upheaval and concluded with one of the most promising stretches since baseball returned to Washington. "It's such a great organization, such a great bunch of kids," said Johnson, who played for the Orioles and managed them to their most recent playoff appearances in 1996 and 1997.
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