A day after his teammate Jordan Zimmermann showed up on the National League Cy Young ballot, Jayson Werth placed 13th in NL Most Valuable Player voting.
After spending just over two months with the Nationals, longtime minor leaguer Mauro Gomez has been released. The 29-year-old is expected to pursue a contract in Japan for 2014.
The 2013 MLB offseason is just two weeks old and already the Nationals have found themselves involved in a variety of rumors.
A day after seeing third base coach Trent Jewett leave to join the Mariners, another Nats official is moving west.