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Nationals announce 2019 spring training dates

January 8, 2019

The Washington Nationals’ pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Feb. 13, the team announced Tuesday.

Their first workout will take place the following day, and they’ll be joined by the position players reporting on Feb. 18.

Washington’s first spring training game will take place Feb. 23 against the Houston Astros, with whom they share FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches during the spring.

The Nationals are entering their second season with Dave Martinez as manager. Last year, Martinez surprised the team with a puzzling choice to bring three camels onto the field during a spring training meeting embracing the so-called “hump” the team needed to get over in the postseason. But the 2018 Nationals finished 82-80 and missed the playoffs.

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