Released by the Nationals on April 1 as they pared down their roster for Opening Day, utility man Kevin Frandsen has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
With just four days to go until they open their season against the Miami Marlins, the Atlanta Braves have traded for former All-Star pitcher Trevor Cahill.
One day after getting released by the Nationals, 37-year-old veteran reliever Heath Bell has decided to call it a career. The right-hander retired on Tuesday after 11 major league seasons.
For Mike Rizzo, Matt Williams and Max Scherzer, the Nationals' signing of the latter to a seven-year, $210 million free agent deal in many ways brought a relationship that developed years ago full