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The Nationals had scouted the veteran right-hander in Puerto Rico, interested in adding starting rotation depth. But Vazquez recently had right knee surgery.

The Nationals are looking to bolster their starting rotation, and after a top scout evaluated the 36-year-old right-hander making a comeback, Rizzo took a trip to see him.

The Nationals sent a top scout to Puerto Rico to evaluate veteran right-handed starter Javier Vazquez.