"It means a lot," Difo said. "I know now that I’m here it’ll open the doors for the other guys."
With Matt Grace making his debut, the 2013 Senators have sent 15 players to the major leagues.
Neither pitching prospect is hurt, the Nationals say; they're just under a delayed throwing program.
Minor notes on Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Anthony Rendon and Blake Treinen.
The former infielder/bench player is back for now in an undetermined role.
He's 23 and posted a .852 OPS at Class A Hagerstown last season, his first back from Tommy John surgery.
Class AAA Syracuse Manager Billy Gardner Jr. offers his thoughts on clocks and time limits coming this season.
Right-handed reliever Evan Meek and first baseman Kila Ka'aihue will be invited to major league spring training.
The former major league pitcher-turned-outfielder will serve as a mentor to the minor leaguers. Plus, the Nationals announced the minor league staff.
The Nationals received second baseman Chris Bostick and right-handed reliever Abel De Los Santos, both minor leaguers.