Washington's chances of re-signing their homegrown superstar may have gotten a big boost.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) prior to game action against the Minnesota Twins on April 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Trying to mke the Nationals, Brett Carroll is learning how to play catcher in case of emergency.