With Daniel Murphy still working back into shape, Dusty Baker might have to play with his lineup early on.
Here are details on the key members of Washington's roster.
The Nats have a two-year window to win, and the manager has half as long. Yet he's a young-at-heart baseball liferwho wants to stay in the game.
The Nationals did not name a closer Tuesday, extending a spring-long saga.
The Nationals parted ways with the well-liked first baseman, making one of the more emotional cuts they have made all spring.
A couple 'good kids,' Chris Heisey and Stephen Drew, have valuable roles as pinch-hitters and defensive replacements. And life on the bench, with all its down time, has helped them form a bond.
After Bryce Harper and Trea Turner homered twice each Monday, the Nationals are looking more and more ready to head north.
The Nationals ace gave the former NFL quarterback a flamethrowing welcome Monday.
The 5-foot-7 reliever hasn't pitched in a meaningful game since the 2014 World Series, and he might not this season either, but he plans to be a National.
The Nationals continue to siphon away pitchers from their spring training stockpile, and seem near a decision on their closer.