The Nationals also took no one and lost no one at the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, the final day of the meetings in San Diego.
The Astros have asked about Clippard; the Angels and Rangers were interested in Ross Detwiler; and other notes.
The Rangers told the Nationals they wouldn't trade the young second baseman.
The Nationals don't have a need for a starter -- but two of them, Doug Fister and Jordan Zimmermann, are a year away from free agency.
Now that the World Series is over, free agency has begun. The Nationals have much to answer this offseason.
Some notes and thoughts on Lucas Giolito, Matt Williams's spring training and Adrian Nieto.
The Nationals have eight arbitration-eligible players, and they will likely tender all of them contracts.
With the Red Sox' World Series victory, the Nationals can spring back into action and the business of the offseason.
A week before Christmas, you do not have to squint very hard to see the makeup of the Nationals' roster.
The way this winter has unfolded, especially two moves over the weekend, reveal that the Nationals believe in what they are doing and that success has not changed their prerogative.