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.
Also, more on interest in Ross Detwiler and the Nationals may trade a reliever before a starter.
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.
"If and when the right deal comes about, we’ll pull the trigger like we always do. We’re not afraid to make a trade and will continue to be aggressive and bold."
The Nationals can go many directions and this week will shed light on their next moves.
The right-handed starter's representatives and the Nationals are set to meet this week at the Winter Meetings.
The Nationals have fulfilled three major objectives, and now they'll move on to smaller moves and another try at extending Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond.
The Nationals remain in the mix for Scott Downs as they head into Day 3 of searching for a lefty at the winter meetings.
The Nationals are receiving a lot of interest on Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard, both of whom other clubs view as closers.