Nationals announce 25-man opening day roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2016 Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

The Nationals’ Opening Day roster is comprised of 12 pitchers (nine right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers), two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders. Two players who joined Nationals’ Spring Training as non-roster invitees made the club: RHP Matt Belisle and OF Chris Heisey.

Eight of the players on the team’s active roster have joined the organization since the end of the 2015 season, and 19 members of the Nationals’ veteran-laden 25-man roster have previous postseason experience.

CATCHERS (2): Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos
INFIELDERS (6): Stephen Drew, Danny Espinosa, Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon, Clint Robinson, Ryan Zimmerman
OUTFIELDERS (5): Bryce Harper, Chris Heisey, Ben Revere, Michael A. Taylor, Jayson Werth
PITCHERS (12): Matt Belisle, Gio Gonzalez, Shawn Kelley, Jonathan Papelbon, Oliver Perez, Yusmeiro Petit, Felipe Rivero, Tanner Roark, Joe Ross, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Treinen