The two players are the first homegrown players to reach free agency with Washington.
The Nationals opted not to extend offers to Denard Span or Doug Fister, meaning both can leave as free agents without draft pick compensation.
Also, more on interest in Ross Detwiler and the Nationals may trade a reliever before a starter.
Also, the Nationals are among the teams that have inquired about free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.
The Nationals don't have a need for a starter -- but two of them, Doug Fister and Jordan Zimmermann, are a year away from free agency.
Nationals scouts are expected to attend Yoan Moncada's workout in Guatemala later this month.
With Manny Parra heading back to Cincinnati, the Nationals missed another potential upgrade to their left-handed relief
The Yankees free agent is the best player available, and the Nationals have deep pockets, a desire to win and a roster suited for contention.
Sorting out what the Nationals are looking for in their pursuit of another starter.
As the Nationals cast a wide net for lefty relief help, they have expressed interest in Oliver Perez.