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Nats closer Doolittle hopes slider makes him more complete

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Comfortably installed as a closer for the first spring in his career, Washington Nationals lefty Sean Doolittle is taking advantage of role security to expand his pitching arsenal.

During the early weeks of spring, Doolittle, with the help of new pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, is experiencing encouraging results from the slider he's been cultivating.

"It's sill in the research and development phase, but I'm excited about it," Doolittle said. "I've had some really good days working with Lilliquist on it."

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Leaders
AVG: D. Murphy.322
HR: R. Zimmerman36
RBI: R. Zimmerman108
SB: T. Turner46
W: M. Scherzer16
ERA: M. Scherzer2.51
Saves: B. Kintzler28
K: M. Scherzer268
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .266 (4)
Runs: 819 (5)
Hits: 1477 (4)
Home Runs: 215 (14)
Stolen Bases: 108 (5)
OBP: .332 (9)
SLG: .449 (3)
Total Bases: 2495 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.88 (6)
Runs Allowed: 672 (6)
Saves: 46 (5)
Strikeouts: 1457 (7)
OpBA: .239 (5)
OBP: .308 (5)
SLG: .396 (4)
Run Support: 5.10 (7)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/21 J. Benoit Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
2/21 J. Ross Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/12 M. Reynolds Traded NY Mets (for cash considerations)
2/7 R. Read Suspension Announced By League (80 games for violating MLB drug program)
2/7 R. Read Starting to Serve Illegal Substance Suspension
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/21 J. Ross Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/30 S. Kelley off 60-day DL
9/13 D. Murphy Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/4 E. Fedde off 60-day DL
8/26 A. Sanchez Chest (day-to-day)
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