Though both the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins had been in talks with Hector Olivera recently, the Cuban infielder has decided to sign instead with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sometimes a change of scenery can be a good thing, even for a player who spent 15 years in one place and won a World Series and an MVP award along the way.
Max Scherzer will start Opening Day for the Nationals, the club announced Monday, a not-surprising answer to a question that nonetheless had hovered over camp all spring.
When the Nationals open their season at home against the New York Mets, they will face neither 2013 All-Star Matt Harvey nor 2014 NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom.
After playing as a second baseman down the stretch of the 2014 season with the Nationals, it appeared Asdrubal Cabrera may have found his future MLB home.