The Nationals have optioned right-hander A.J. Cole - considered their second-best pitching prospect - to Triple-A Syracuse, ending his outside shot of earning a roster spot this spring.
With less than three weeks to go until Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 6, the Nats have announced who will throw out the first pitch as part of their pregame ceremonies.
With newfound depth at the position of second base, the Nationals announced on Tuesday the release of former second round pick Jeff Kobernus. The move frees up a spot on their 40-man roster.
A play made by Bryce Harper in the Nationals' game on Monday against the Houston Astros made for an interesting contrast in opinion between he and manager Matt Williams afterwards.