The Nationals lose Class A catcher Adrian Nieto to the White Sox in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
The Major League Baseball Rules Committee voted on Wednesday to eliminate collisions between catchers and baserunners at home plate, setting up a second vote by the players to determine whether the new rules will take effect in 2014.
In acquiring Doug Fister, Nate McLouth and Jerry Blevins over the last 10 days, Mike Rizzo and the Nationals addressed their major roster needs by mid-December.
Mike Rizzo explains why left-hander Jerry Blevins was the Nationals' "best option" and why he makes so many trades with Billy Beane and the A's.
Former Nationals player Jerry Hairston, Jr. has announced his retirement from the game of baseball after 16 MLB seasons.