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Victor Robles
Candidate for leadoff spot?
OFWashington Nationals
February 22, 2021
Robles might start the season as the leadoff hitter against left-handed pitchers, speculates TC Zencka of MLB Trade Rumors.
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Juan Soto
No extension imminent
OFWashington Nationals
February 19, 2021
The Nationals would love to extend Soto but aren't particularly close to doing so, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Carter Kieboom
Available in trade talks
3BWashington Nationals  AAA
December 22, 2020
Kieboom has been made available by the Nationals in trade talks, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Max Scherzer
Likley to talk extension with Nats
PWashington Nationals
December 16, 2020
Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, said Tuesday that he expects to meet with Nationals owner Mark Lerner after the new year regarding a contract extension for his client, Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Jackson Rutledge
Off table in Bryant talks
PWashington Nationals  A+
November 30, 2020
The Nationals will not include Rutledge in a trade for Kris Bryant, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Cade Cavalli
Won't be traded for Bryant
PWashington Nationals  A+
November 30, 2020
The Nationals will not include Cavalli in a trade for Kris Bryant, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Juan Soto
Likely arbitration eligible
OFWashington Nationals
October 29, 2020
Soto has likely surpassed the Super 2 cutoff and may be arbitration eligible this winter as a result, Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Carter Kieboom
Future not secure
3BWashington Nationals  AAA
October 8, 2020
Kieboom's (wrist) future is at third base is not clear after a poor 2020 season, Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washingtonreports.
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Adam Eaton
Option may be declined
OFWashington Nationals
October 8, 2020
Eaton may have his option declined by the Nationals, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Ryan Zimmerman
Plans to play in 2021
1BWashington Nationals
September 28, 2020
Zimmerman (opt out) plans to play in the 2021 season.
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Sean Doolittle
Open to return to Nationals
PWashington Nationals
September 27, 2020
Doolittle (oblique) is open to returning to the Nationals during the offseason, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Howie Kendrick
Undecided on future
DHWashington Nationals  
September 25, 2020
Kendrick (hamstring) hasn't yet decided whether he'll continue his career in 2021, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Andrew Stevenson
Not viewed as long-term starter
OFWashington Nationals
September 24, 2020
Stevenson is unlikely to develop into more than a reliable fourth outfielder long term with the Nationals, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Sean Doolittle
Could return for postseason
PWashington Nationals
September 12, 2020
Doolittle (oblique) could potentially return to action if the Nationals make the playoffs, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports.
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Trea Turner
Discussed extension
SSWashington Nationals
September 6, 2020
Turner and general manager Mike Rizzo discussed a potential extension during the offseason, Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Austin Voth
Could get bumped from rotation
PWashington Nationals
August 25, 2020
Voth may have pitched himself out of the Nationals' rotation, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Stephen Strasburg
Nerve testing on tap
PWashington Nationals
August 16, 2020
Strasburg will undergo nerve testing on his hand Monday after being placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with carpal tunnel neuritis, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Stephen Strasburg
Discomfort limited to hand
PWashington Nationals
July 25, 2020
The nerve discomfort that caused Strasburg to be scratched from Saturday's scheduled start against the Yankees is limited to his right hand, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Howie Kendrick
Good shot for elite hitting mark?
DHWashington Nationals  
June 27, 2020
Kendrick, who could primarily serve as the Nationals' designated hitter during the truncated 2020 season, is a sleeper candidate to hit .400, Sarah Langs of MLB.com reports.
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Howie Kendrick
Would make sense at DH
DHWashington Nationals  
April 15, 2020
Kendrick may stand to benefit if the DH is universally implemented, which Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported is likely under a proposed plan that would see MLB eliminate the traditional American and National Leagues for 2020.
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Max Scherzer
On mend from fatigue
PWashington Nationals
March 13, 2020
The muscle fatigue that caused Scherzer to miss a scheduled Grapefruit League start Tuesday appeared to have dissipated during a Thursday bullpen session, the Associated Press reports.
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Joe Ross
Leading fifth starter battle
PWashington Nationals
March 8, 2020
Ross is leading the competition to be the team's fifth starter, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Juan Soto
Nats thinking long term
OFWashington Nationals
March 5, 2020
Soto is identified by Mark Feinsand of MLB.com as a star player that could be inked to a contract extension well ahead of his free-agency year.
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Trea Turner
Shift in batting order?
SSWashington Nationals
January 19, 2020
Turner could hit third in the Nationals' lineup this season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Carter Kieboom
Could get chance at third base
3BWashington Nationals  AAA
January 18, 2020
Kieboom will have a chance to compete for the starting job at third base during spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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