The Nationals are holding their annual NatsFest a little earlier than usual this offseason.
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and center fielder Denard Span have been named Gold Glove finalists for the 2014 season by Rawlings. The group of finalists was announced on Thursday.
The interim tag for John Hart has been dropped, as the longtime MLB executive will now join the Atlanta Braves full-time as their President of Baseball Operations.
At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season.
The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before.