Former Nationals closer Rafael Soriano is still without a free agent deal as Opening Day looms just over a week away, but interest in the right-hander could be starting to heat up.
2014 record: 70-92, 5th place in AL Central
Manager: Paul Molitor, 1st year
Estimated 2015 payroll: $108 million
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.