Hard-throwing Rainey showed potential to pitch late innings

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Tanner Rainey, who by season’s end had established himself as one of the more reliable members of the bullpen. PLAYER REVIEW: TANNER RAINEY Age on opening day 2020: 27 How acquired: Traded from Reds for Tanner Roark, December 2018 MLB service time: ... read more

Intriguing Voth has thrust himself into mix for 2020 rotation spot

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Austin Voth, who proved to be one of the club’s biggest surprises this season. PLAYER REVIEW: AUSTIN VOTH Age on opening day 2020: 27 How acquired: Fifth-round pick, 2013 draft MLB service time: 127 days 2019 salary: $556,000 Contract status: Under team ... read more

Source: Gomes, Nats agree on two-year, $10 million deal

The Nationals and Yan Gomes agreed to terms Wednesday night on a two-year, $10 million contract, ensuring the club will keep its productive catching tandem together for another season at a discounted price. The deal isn’t official yet, but a source confirmed the two sides came to agreement Wednesday evening. ESPN.com was first to report the signing. The Nationals had declined a $9 million club ... read more

After an erratic season, what does the future hold for Ross?

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Joe Ross, who was wildly erratic during a season that included several promotions and demotions, and then surprisingly started Game 5 of the World Series. PLAYER REVIEW: JOE ROSS Age on opening day 2020: 26 How acquired: Traded with Trea Turner from ... read more

Nationals players give out 61 full postseason shares

Nationals players received a total of $29,110,012.47 for winning the World Series, which they elected to divvy up among a host of people who played a role in the franchise’s first championship. Sixty-one people received full shares valued at $382,358.18 apiece. Players also gave out 14.13 partial shares and two cash awards, Major League Baseball announced today. The MLB players’ pool comes from a percentage ... read more

How serious should Nats be about re-signing Hudson?

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Daniel Hudson, who was acquired on July 31 to help a struggling bullpen and wound up closing out the World Series. PLAYER REVIEW: DANIEL HUDSON Age on opening day 2020: 33 How acquired: Traded from Blue Jays for Kyle Johnston, July 2019 ... read more

Overworked early, Doolittle rested and returned to form late

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Sean Doolittle, who was overused early, saw his season fall apart during the late summer but then returned healthy and effective at the end. PLAYER REVIEW: SEAN DOOLITTLE Age on opening day 2020: 33 How acquired: Traded with Ryan Madson from Athletics ... read more

Like his team, Sánchez turned season around and won big

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Aníbal Sánchez, who (much like the team as a whole) completely turned his season around after a wretched start. PLAYER REVIEW: ANÍBAL SÁNCHEZ Age on opening day 2020: 36 How acquired: Signed as free agent, December 2018 MLB service time: 13 years, ... read more