Minnesota Twins


Former Nationals outfielder Josh Willingham announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday, saying he will call it a career at the end of this season after 11 years in the major leagues.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Nationals always liked Kurt Suzuki and Derek Norris. They just liked Wilson Ramos better, which is why they were willing to trade away both catchers to the Athletics.


As professional sports continue to adapt to the age of Twitter and social media, one thing is becoming clearer and clearer as each year goes by.


2013 record: 66-96, 4th place in AL Central
Manager: Ron Gardenhire, 13th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $83 million


Still tweaking their roster with the 2014 season approaching, the Nationals are interested in a familiar name.