Tanner Roark continues to defy the odds, so much so that the right-hander has firmly established himself as a key part of the Nationals' star-studded rotation.
The Nationals have picked up Denard Span's $9 million option but declined to bring back Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano in 2015.
With the World Series over, Asdrubal Cabrera, Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are officially free agents, and a couple more Nationals players could join that list in the next few days.

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Injury Report

8/10S. Souza 15-day DL
8/9J. Werthshoulder (day-to-day)
8/5T. JordanRight elbow soreness (on 60-day DL)
8/2N. McLouthRight shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
7/28J. WerthLeft game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Matt Purke - S
Nationals activated LHP Matt Purke from the 60-day disabled list. Purke had Tommy John surgery in late May and will be sidelined until around midseason next year. He's yet to throw a pitch at the major league level.
Oct 31 2:21PM Read More
Nate McLouth - OF
Nationals activated OF Nate McLouth from the 60-day disabled list. McLouth's disappointing 2014 season ended early with surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. He should be fine for spring training and will be looking for a...
Oct 31 2:19PM Read More
Taylor Jordan - S
Nationals activated RHP Taylor Jordan from the 60-day disabled list. Jordan missed the last few months of the season before eventually having surgery in September to remove bone chips from his right elbow. He'll be fine for spring training...
Oct 31 2:16PM Read More
Erik Davis - R
Nationals activated RHP Erik Davis from the 60-day disabled list. Davis missed the season following Tommy John surgery. He'll be behind the other pitchers in spring training, putting him in a difficult spot to make the Opening Day roster.
Oct 31 2:13PM Read More
Rafael Soriano - R
Nationals declined RHP Rafael Soriano's $14 million option for 2015. An easy decision for the Nats after Soriano lost his ninth-inning job in the second half of the 2014 season. The right-hander did not have a buyout on the option and will...
Oct 30 3:58PM Read More
Adam LaRoche - 1B
Nationals declined 1B Adam LaRoche's $15 million option for 2015. It was a mutual option, and the Nats declined on their end. LaRoche seems likely to move on in free agency with Ryan Zimmerman shifting to first base in Washington. ...
Oct 30 3:56PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Nationals exercised OF Denard Span's $9 million club option for 2015. An easy call for the Nats after Span batted .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs scored over 147 games in 2014. The 30-year-old will remain Washington's starting...
Oct 30 3:23PM Read More
Ross Ohlendorf - R
Ross Ohlendorf has elected to become a free agent. Ohlendorf had been outrighted off the Nationals' 40-man roster and has now declined an assignment to Triple-A. The 32-year-old right-hander dealt with a back injury for...
Oct 28 4:50PM Read More
Taylor Jordan - S
Taylor Jordan underwent surgery last month to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Jordan missed the last few months of the season with elbow issues, so it's no surprise that an operation was needed. The good news is that he's expected to be fine for...
Oct 24 5:20PM Read More
Adam LaRoche - 1B
Adam LaRoche said he hopes to re-sign with the Nationals this winter. "If it was up to me, I’m signing a deal with D.C. that puts me there for the rest of my career," he said. LaRoche and the Nationals actually have a mutual $15...
Oct 18 10:04PM Read More
Rafael Soriano - R
The Nationals are expected to decline Rafael Soriano's $14 million option for 2015. They probably would have picked it up if they had to make the call at the All-Star break, but Soriano made the decision to cut him loose easy after a disastrous second half....
Oct 17 11:36AM Read More
Greg Dobbs - 1B
Greg Dobbs has elected free agency. The veteran infielder refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Syracuse and will instead explore opportunities elsewhere. In 41 at-bats between the Nationals and Marlins...
Oct 12 8:17PM Read More
Ryan Zimmerman - OF
Ryan Zimmerman acknowledged Thursday that his right hamstring was "hurt enough not to... Zimmerman appeared as a pinch-hitter in all four games of the series, but he did not make a start. "I think if it was good enough, I would have played," said the...
Oct 9 1:36PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez lasted just four innings in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 loss to the Giants, allowing two... It was an odd night for Gonzalez, as he pitched well for the most part other than a weird second inning. In that frame, Gonzalez didn't allow any hard-hit balls, but he made...
Oct 8 12:53AM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper came up big again Tuesday but it wasn't enough, as he doubled in a run and hit a... Harper doubled in Ian Desmond in the fifth inning to cut the Giants' lead to one and he again took Hunter Strickland deep in the seventh with a blast into McCovey Cove to...
Oct 8 12:35AM Read More
Last Results
10/7SFL 2-3
10/6SFW 4-1
10/4vs. SFL 1-2
10/3vs. SFL 2-3
9/28vs. MiaW 1-0
9/27vs. MiaW 5-1
9/26vs. MiaL 7-15
9/26vs. MiaW 4-0
9/25vs. NYMW 3-0
9/25vs. NYML 4-7
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  W: H. Strickland (1-0)   L: M. Thornton (0-1)   S: S. Casilla (2)
  Was HR: B. Harper (3)
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Giants win series 3-1
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Denard Span14761094184398537.302
Jayson Werth147534851563711682.292
Anthony Rendon1536131111763962183.287
Adam LaRoche140494731281902692.259
Ian Desmond154593731512632491.255
Asdrubal Cabrera146553741333141461.241

Ryan Mattheus00-7008.241.04
Drew Storen21.6676501156.1461.12
Matt Thornton13.250640036.0281.75
Tyler Clippard74.636750170.1822.18
Doug Fister166.72725250164.0982.41
Blake Treinen23.400157050.2302.49
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