The Nationals believe they've built up depth throughout their farm system in recent seasons.
The Nationals add right-hander Omar Poveda for cash and sign left-hander Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal.
The Nationals sent Zach Walters to minor league camp.
Several of the organization's top prospects were cut from major league camp.
The infielder will report to minor league spring training.
Major league camp is down to 49 players now.
The Nationals are bullish on the 22-year-old left-handed starter from Venezuela.
The 31-year-old right-handed reliever is married to Desmond's sister Nikki.
The 36-year-old right-handed reliever is reunited with Ryan Zimmerman and Jamey Carroll.
The Nationals will invite 18 players not on the 40-man roster to big league camp.