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Nats making plans for Spring Training home

Nats making plans for Spring Training home

WASHINGTON -- Principal owner Mark Lerner said the Nationals will make Space Coast Stadium their Spring Training home for at least two years as they look for a new Spring Training facility. The team has talked to the people in Palm Beach County and Viera, Fla.

If the Nationals make Palm Beach County their home, it would take at least two years to build a Spring Training facility. Washington's lease at Space Coast Stadium expires at the end of 2017.

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"It has been a long process. Sometime in the next few months, we'll probably be able to cut a deal with somebody and get that behind us," Lerner said.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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