Matt Thornton joined the Nats off waivers in August and proved a valuable weapon out of the bullpen down the stretch.
Alfonso Soriano - one of the most decorated players in the Nationals' brief history in Washington - has retired from the game of baseball after 16 MLB seasons.
Both Adam LaRoche and Denard Span lost out on the NL Gold Glove awards for their respective positions after entering Tuesday night as finalists.
Matt Williams has been named a finalist for National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
After Howard posted solid power numbers in 2014, the Phillies think they may have a chance to trade the former MVP.