While the Nationals continue their quest for a postseason berth, several of their minor league affiliates are about to begin playoff series of their own.
As the Syracuse Chiefs close in on a first place finish in the International League, the awards are starting to roll in for the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate.
Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Thursday, effectively ending his 2014 season.
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With the MLB All-Star break occurring this week, it seems like a good time to take a look at the Nationals' minor league affiliates.