The Washington Post

To clear room, the Nationals outrighted Ryan Mattheus and Pedro Florimon was claimed off waivers by the Pirates.

The light-hitting infielder was added Thursday to the Nationals' 40-man roster and Eury Perez was DFA'd.

The Nationals cut ties with veteran Greg Dobbs and oft-injured, once-promising Christian Garcia.

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To make room, the Nationals designate Fernando Abad and Tyler Robertson for assignment.

Both pitchers are taken off the 60-day disabled list and the Nationals roster now stands at 40 players.

The Nationals protected two right-handed pitchers by adding them to the 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft deadline.

A rundown of players the Nationals might add in anticipation of the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 6.

The Nationals have several players they will have to consider adding to their 40-man roster or risk them getting taken in the Rule 5 draft.