Balester getting Big League advice...

Twenty-three-year-old rookie pitcher Collin Balester said he’s been getting some great one-on-one advice from a number of different Nationals personnel.

He said Nats special assistant to the GM Jose Rijo has been helpful and so has pitching coach Randy St. Claire.

The rookie added that he kept running into Hall of Fame pitcher and MASN broadcaster Don Sutton at the hotel and he was happy to hear anything that Don had to offer.

The right hander noted that it’s good to soak in as much as he can from the pitching experts around him.