TYLER CLIPPARD

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We’ve reached the final countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, so we’re counting down the five biggest storylines the Nationals will face in Viera.

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Age on Opening Day 2015: 33

How acquired: Signed as free agent, Jan. 2015

2015 salary: $3.5 million

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2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in AL West

Manager: Bob Melvin, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $81.6 million

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Needing to bolster the back end of a bullpen that no longer features Tyler Clippard or Rafael Soriano, the Nationals on Wednesday signed veteran right-hander and former Blue Jays closer Casey Jans

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