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Nationals name Davey Lopes as Dusty Baker's first base coach

With the Washington Nationals set to introduce Dusty Baker to the nation's capital this morning, the Nats announced another addition to the new manager's staff. Davey Lopes will be Baker's first base coach.

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Earlier this week, the Washington Nationals named Dusty Baker manager in a somewhat surprising development after a deal with Bud Black reportedly fell apart.

With Baker as manager now, however, things are moving quickly as the Nats build the new skipper's staff.

Wednesday afternoon saw the announcement of Mike Maddux as the new pitching coach in the nation's capital and this morning the Nationals announced that Davey Lopes will be joining Baker's staff as the Nationals' new first base coach:

Lopes served as the Los Angeles Dodgers' first base coach from 2010-2015, after filling the same role with the Orioles, Brewers and Phillies.

In addition to that news, Bob Nightengale, of USA TODAY Sports, tweeted this morning that there may be another new member of Baker's staff announced in the near future:

Cora, 40, played in the majors for 14 years (from 1998-2011) and finished his career with a season in D.C.

He's been mentioned as a candidate for several of the available managerial job around baseball this year.

No word from Nightengale what role he would fill if he does indeed join the Nationals.

More info on Dusty Baker and news from the Nats to come. Baker's introductory press conference in Nationals Park starts at 11:00 AM and it's available on MASN.