The Nationals may still be looking for a backup catcher and, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, remain interested in Kelly Shoppach of the Red Sox.
Major-league clubs have until 4 p.m. today to make trades. Will the first-place Nationals pull off a last-minute deal? Get live updates all day on Nats Insider.
The Atlanta Braves have made a move in attempt to catch the Nationals in the division race.
The Nationals could activate pinch-hitter Chad Tracy from the DL on Tuesday and outfielder Jayson Werth later this week.
The Nationals own baseball's best record thanks to both talent and chemistry. And with tomorrow's trade deadline looming, the last thing GM Mike Rizzo wants to do is upset that delicate balance.