Ryan Zimmerman opted out of 2020 with coronavirus concerns. Now he’s comfortable enough to return.

The first baseman has been with the Nationals since they drafted him in June of 2005. He’s an organizational lifer and sticking around.

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Jon Lester will make a guaranteed $5 million to pitch for Washington in 2021, with just $2 million paid out this year.

Peter Vogel was presented his player-grade ring in a small ceremony at Nationals Park last week.

When the Nationals agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Jon Lester, it further entrenched who they are.

The Nationals landed Armando Cruz with a $3.9 million signing bonus Friday.

Jon Lester, 37, was on the open market after spending the past six seasons with the Chicago Cubs.

The Nationals found a common salary ground with Josh Bell. The status of Trea Turner and Juan Soto remained uncertain.

Cruz’s bonus is the highest Washington has given to an international prospect, tying what shortstop Yasel Antuna earned in 2016.

  • Analysis

The Nationals’ bullpen returns Daniel Hudson, Will Harris and Tanner Rainey, among others, from 2020.

The deadline for teams and players to exchange arbitration figures is 1 p.m. on Friday.

  • Analysis

Robles took a step back last season, his third full one in the major leagues. The Nationals now need him to rebound in a few areas.

A BetMGM mobile sports betting app that will function in and around the ballpark could launch by Opening Day.

Schwarber became a free agent in early December after he was non-tendered by the Chicago Cubs.

Bell arrived in a Christmas Eve trade that gave Washington a needed middle-of-the-order bat.

Rutledge, 21, is a big talent with a big arm. The Nationals want to see him bloom in Washington.

  • Perspective

Everything is falling into place for the Nats to build a complete, entertaining 90-win roster this season.

  • Analysis

Right-handed pitching prospects Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean went to Pittsburgh in the trade.

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo has more work to do this offseason and could target another slugger to play a corner outfield spot.

Josh Bell, a switch-hitting power bat, gives Washington the middle-of-the-order offense it has been seeking all offseason.

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