During his normal pregame session with reporters Wednesday, Nationals Manager Matt Williams was asked to respond to a three-part Washington Post series detailing the disappointing season that included examples of his managing style, pitching decisions, lack of communication and disagreements with players. Williams offered only a brief response, but a comment nonetheless.

“If we’re going to talk about it, it’s going to take longer than a conference like this,” he said. “I think you have to have all the facts. I mean, all of them. That being said, I’ll hold my comments for now because all of the facts aren’t out there. It doesn’t feel good to have all of these words said. But, it is what it is and we move on from today. I would say that we have a few games to play and we need to play. That’s what I’m concentrating on now, and we’ll deal with it at the appropriate time.”

Other than that, Wednesday was a normal day in the clubhouse. Williams walked through to his office. Like usual, players watched television, played on their phones, laughed, had small conversation among themselves or did their pregame work.

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