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Wire Taps: Nationals inquired about Jose Bautista; Stephen Drew to DL, Wilmer Difo called up; Trea Turner makes most sense in center field

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of Washington's four-game set in San Francisco...

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The Trea Turners... sorry, the Nationals, managed to beat the Cleveland Indians. Now, the two teams standing in the way of the Chicago Cubs will face off. It's yet another extremely important series - let's do this!

Now that you're pumped up, here are the links.

Nats have asked Blue Jays about Jose Bautista
Although he doesn't fit in the lineup that well, just imagine the bat flips. Imagine.

Stephen Drew to DL, Wilmer Difo called up
The day after the return of Sammy Solis and Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Drew was sent to the DL with "vertigo-like symptoms". Wilmer Difo will replace him for now.

If not now, when? The Nationals need to start parting with prospects for a title run
The Nats are notorious for holding on to their blue-chip prospects, but Adam Kilgore argues that it's time for Mike Rizzo to change his strategy.

Rizzo not panicking about Jonathan Papelbon... yet.
The Nats GM won't make a "knee-jerk" reaction. Yet.

Trea Turner simply makes sense in center field
Turner's gotten his shot in center, and he's certainly shown what he can do. How can Dusty Baker possibly justify keeping him out of the lineup?

Today's Game: Nationals vs Giants - 10:15 PM ET (MASN2, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (9-6, 3.05 ERA) vs Johnny Cueto (13-2, 2.53 ERA)