Matt Williams says Jayson Werth is getting closer and could return to the Nats very soon.
Denard Span has taken a big step in his rehab from core muscle surgery, putting him ahead of schedule.
The Nationals are finally back in Washington to play an exhibition game against the New York Yankees this afternoon.
For a while it looked like New York Mets All-Star Daniel Murphy would be out on Opening Day with a strained right hamstring, but according to reports his condition has improved.
One day after trading for former All-Star pitcher Trevor Cahill, the Atlanta Braves have released 10-year veteran Wandy Rodriguez to clear room in their rotation.