With the 2015 trade deadline just three days away, rumors linking the Nats to some of the game's best closers are heating up.
Jayson Werth is ready to return from a 2 1/2-month stint on the disabled list and is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Tuesday for their series opener in Miami.
Stephen Strasburg will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in what amounts to a significant step in his recovery from a strained left oblique.
The Nationals have become the subject of many trade rumors in recent days, most involving their apparent interest in adding a big piece to their struggling bullpen.
There was a lot to talk about this week, as the Nationals just lost a four-game series at Pittsburgh and with the trade deadline approaching.