Nats will look different up the middle in 2017

March 27, 2023 | Nats up the middle in 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — With Opening Day less than a week away, the 2017 Washington Nationals will look a lot like the 2016 version except for a few changes. Those changes could be significant, though, because they affect the heart of the team.

Gone are catcher Wilson Ramos and center fielder Ben Revere, while Trea Turner, Revere’s replacement in center field, makes the move to shortstop, his natural position.

The spotlight will be on Turner. Can he duplicate for a whole season what he accomplished the second half of last year when called up from the minors? Listen to the full piece above, which includes interviews with Turner, Dusty Baker, Adam Eaton, Daniel Murphy, and bench coach Chris Speier.

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