Nationals right-hander Doug Fister joined Gen. Martin Dempsey on the annual USO Holiday Tour abroad and came home moved by his encounters with servicemen and women.
Jerry Blevins capped his 2014 season by playing in a showcase series in Japan. Now he hopes for better results in 2015.
Trea Turner will have to wait to join his teammates here in Washington D.C.
If the Nats promote from within to fill out their bench, Tyler Moore and Michael Taylor will be frontrunners to win those jobs.