Luis Ayala, a key member of the inaugural 2005 Nationals bullpen, is returning to Washington on a minor-league contract.
Tanner Roark was excellent when he came up with the Nationals last season. Was that enough to secure the fifth rotation spot this time around?
MLB.com says the Nats are interested in Rays backup catcher Jose Lobaton, and that the two teams have been discussing a deal for more than a month.
To avoid a conflict with the nearby Chicago Pride Parade, the Nationals and Cubs have scheduled a day-night doubleheader for June 28 at Wrigley Field.