Updates on J.C. Romero, Bill Bray, as opt-out dates loom; Christian Garcia’s progress

Romero and Bray both have been setback by shoulder issues this month.

Bill Bray’s opt-out date with the Nationals

The Nationals have until the middle of the season to call Bray up to the majors or risk losing him.

Nationals send Bill Bray, Will Ohman, two others to minor league camp

The Nationals cut four pitchers, leaving Fernando Abad as a strong contender to make their bullpen.

Bill Bray’s mechanics still a work in progress

As he tries to make the Nats as a lefty reliever, Bill Bray is still trying to regain his old mechanics.

Bill Bray, the bullpen’s possible second lefty reliever, on his return to Washington

Bray, 29, was the Montreal Expos first-round pick in 2004 and returns after six seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, hoping to making the roster as the bullpen's lefty specialist.