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Have you ever wanted to catch Pokémon at Nats Park? Now you can

Have you ever wanted to catch Pokémon at Nats Park? Now you can

Nationals fans won't just be chasing Daniel Murphy home run balls and running after ice cold brews in the stands of Nationals Park during the season's second half. Supporters of the NL East leaders will also be pursuing Pokémon inside of the stadium, if a tweet sent out by the team is any indication.

Before getting to that tweet, though, a little background. Pokémon Go is this new and rapidly growing augmented reality game, meaning the game and the real world are mixed together to form a unique user experience. To put it simply, players with Pokémon Go downloaded onto their phone can walk around any place they choose — a field, a lake, a campus, etc. — and random Pokémon will virtually appear on their screen, which the player will then try to capture.

In other words, people are probably going to start roaming around your yard with their phones raised throughout the day and night, and when you ask them what they're doing, they're going to respond with something like, "Don't you see? I'm trying to catch the Rattata that's lying in your geraniums!" Fun times we live in.

Now, back to the tweet. According to the Nats, Pokémon Go will now be happening in the team's concourses, in its outfield seats and in other places throughout the yard: 

Therefore, if you see Bryce Harper snooping around the warning track during a matchup following the All-Star break instead of paying attention to the action, don't be alarmed. It won't mean that he's disinterested in what's going on at the plate, it'll just mean that he's more interested in snagging that sneaky Meowth he's been after and adding it to his collection of Pokémon. Unless, that is, a fan gets it first.

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.

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Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.

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It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

So if you have not heard, Bryce Harper is going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018 season.

All off-season talking heads, baseball aficionados, radio hosts, etc. were speculating on where the outfielder’s destination will be next year.

And we are still a year away from it actually happening.

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Reporting to spring training on Monday, Harper did not waste any time telling the media how his press conferences were going to play out this season.

“If guys do [ask], or talk anything about that, I will be walking right out the door.”

Entering his seventh season with the Washington Nationals, the 25-year-old is coming off the second-best season, statistically, of his career. The 2015 NL MVP has hit .285 in his career, with 150 home runs and 421 RBIs. Unquestionably he is the face of the Nationals’ organization, if not, the best player in the team’s history.

If he does end the season without a contract extension, he will join Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, and Barry Bonds as the top sought out free agents in MLB history.

One thing is for certain in terms of Harper’s free agency; Harper has given no inclination on where his landing spot will be.  The top three cities are of course his favorite childhood team, the New York Yankees; joining with one of his closest friends with the Chicago Cubs; or just staying with Washington.

Wherever he does land, it does appear that it will be the largest contract given to a free agent ever.

As for now we just wait and direct any of your calls to his agent Scott Boras.

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