Nationals Trade Rumors

Nats Get Lobaton, Rivero And Vettleson For Karns

The much-discussed deal with the Tampa Bay Rays was announced by the Washington Nationals, who have sent RHP Nathan Karns to the Rays in return for catcher Jose Lobaton and minor leaguers Felipe Rivero (LHP) and Drew Vettelson (OF).

Nats Rumors: Could Nationals Sign A.J. Burnett?'s Jon Heyman speculated this afternoon that the Washington Nationals might get involved in the market for 37-year-old right-handed veteran A.J. Burnett, who pondered retirement this winter, but decided to return for a 16th season.

Nats Rumors: Nationals/Rays Talked Jose Lobaton

Former Washington Nationals' GM Jim Bowden wrote earlier this week about the Nats' interest in Tampa Bay Rays' catcher Jose Lobaton and now more reports are confirming the fact that current GM Mike Rizzo is still on the hunt for a backup backstop...

Nationals Remain Interested In Oliver Perez

Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo said he was still open to adding to the roster if the right match came up this winter. Washington Post writer James Wagner wrote today that the Nats "remain highly interested" in free agent left-hander Oliver Perez.

Nationals Still Interested In Jeff Baker?

Jeff Baker's numbers against lefties last year have to make him attractive to teams in the market for a bench bat and several recent reports have said the Washington Nationals are one of those teams.'s Jon Heyman is the latest...

Nationals Rumors: Balfour Rage In D.C.? Bench Bat?

So the Washington Nationals are reportedly interested in free agent closer Grant Balfour and they are also rumored to be willing to deal from their bullpen depth. Can the Nats sign a bullpen arm and trade for whatever else they think it is they need?

Nationals Interested In Grant Balfour?

Are the Washington Nationals going to make another late-winter move to shore up their bullpen?'s Ken Rosenthal's sources are telling him the Nats have expressed interest in veteran reliever Grant Balfour...

Are the Nats Done Adding Lefties To the Mix?

"I think that was one of the flaws of our plan last year," Mike Rizzo said in an MLB Network interview, "and that one is on me." He was talking about the lack of lefties in the bullpen. Are Jerry Blevins and Xavier Cedeno the answer for 2014?

Nats Reportedly Sign Carroll And Fontenot

Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo has talked confidently all winter about Danny Espinosa taking over in the utility role Steve Lombardozzi filled over the past two years. The Nats also added some competition, however, signing Jamey Carroll and Mike Fontenot.

Nationals Reportedly Sign Infielder Jamey Carroll

Veteran infielder Jamey Carroll, who turns 40 in February, has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals and he's expected to compete for the utility role with the likes of Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters.


Are The Nationals Done Building This Winter?

So sure the Washington Nationals are probably done adding to their roster this winter, but yes they have made January moves before, so... Are the Nats really done? They wanted a second lefty... and a backup catcher... could they?

Ryan Hanigan, Matt Thornton Were Nats' Targets

It probably shouldn't surprise anyone who has followed the Nationals' offseason moves that Nats' GM Mike Rizzo was looking for a veteran catcher to back up Wilson Ramos. They were reportedly after a second left-handed reliever too...

Nats Rumors: Tanaka, Zimmermann/Desi Extensions?

According to several recent reports, the Washington Nationals appear unlikely to get involved in the bidding war for 25-year-old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Are the Nats done making any significant additions this winter?

Will The Nats Make A Play For Masahiro Tanaka?

Nats' GM Mike Rizzo told reporters that Doug Fister would be the last major pitcher the Nationals acquire this winter after the trade that brought the righty to D.C. from the Detroit Tigers. Will he make an exception for Masahiro Tanaka?

Solano, Leon, Snyder: Who Backs Up Wilson Ramos?

With catchers Wilson Ramos, Jhonatan Solano, Sandy Leon and now Chris Snyder and coaches Bobby Henley, Randy Knorr and Matt LeCroy, the Washington Nationals have assembled a lot of catching talent at the major league level for the 2014 season.

Nats Sign Chris Snyder To Minor League Deal

For the second year in a row, the Washington Nationals have signed catcher Chris Snyder to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. When it was clear he wouldn't make the roster last spring, Snyder was released.

Nats Trade Corey Brown Back To A's...

Three years after the Washington Nationals acquired outfielder Corey Brown from the Oakland A's, they've apparently sent him back to the team that drafted the now-28-year-old Brown. According to the Nats, they received cash considerations in return.

Nats Acquire A's LHP Jerry Blevins For Billy Burns

The Washington Nationals found the left-hander they were after when they acquired 30-year-old reliever Jerry Blevins from the Oakland A's this afternoon in return for the Nats' 2013 Minor League Player of the Year, 24-year-old outfielder Billy Burns.

O'Flaherty Talks To ATL; Howell Or Logan For Nats?

Reports out of the Winter Meetings today say the Atlanta Braves and free agent lefty Eric O'Flaherty are in discussions to bring the reliever back to Turner Field in 2014, which, if it happened, would take one more name off the market...

Nationals Rumors: Nats Not Selling Low On Espinosa

There are rumors of interest with at least three teams mentioned as potential suitors, but all the talk from Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo this winter has been about using Danny Espinosa as the Nats' utility infielder in 2014 after a rough 2013 season...

Nats Rumors: Cubs Interested In Storen/Clippard

A report from the Winter Meetings tonight said the Chicago Cubs were interested in right-handers Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen. The Washington Nationals said they were willing to listen to offers, while continuing to talk about pursuing a lefty...

Nats Rumors: Rizzo Praises Espinosa, Then Rumors

Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo is a Danny Espinosa fan, but there are rumors out there that he'd consider a deal for the infielder. Rizzo said today that Espinosa would be the team's middle infielder. Will he be a National in 2014?

Nationals Rumors: Nats Interested In John Buck?

In order to bolster their catching corps, the Washington Nationals are reportedly interested in adding veteran backstop John Buck to the mix with Wilson Ramos, Sandy Leon and Jhonatan Solano. Is a backup catcher a good idea with Ramos' injury history

Nats "Making Strong Run" At Eric O'Flaherty?

The Washington Nationals have been open about their interest in adding a left-handed reliever to the bullpen and according to several reports from the Winter Meetings, the Nats are said to be making a "strong run" at free agent Eric O'Flaherty...

Nats Reportedly Sign McLouth: What They're Saying

The Nationals made another offseason addition on Friday night, agreeing to what is reportedly a 2-year/$10.75M deal with 32-year-old outfielder Nate McLouth. McLouth played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 and now moves to Washington, D.C.

Nationals Sign Nate McLouth To A 2-Year Deal

The Washington Nationals made an addition to their bench according to's Ken Rosenthal, signing veteran outfielder Nate McLouth to what is reportedly a two-year deal. McLouth, 32, played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.

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