Ryan Mattheus


After a long offseason - and with less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to spring training - we're finally just a week out from NatsFest 2014.


The Washington Nationals have released a list of players they expect to attend Jan. 25's NatsFest at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.


Age on Opening Day 2014: 30

How acquired: Trade, July 2009

MLB service time: 2 years, 111 days


The Nationals swapped relievers prior to Tuesday night's series opener against the Marlins, recalling right-hander Ryan Mattheus from Class AAA and optioning lefty Xavier Cedeno back to Syracuse.