The Nationals have signed veteran reliever Heath Bell to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big-league camp.
We begin our countdown of the 10 most significant moments of 2014 for the Nationals with a spring training decision that proved important by season's end: Ross Detwiler's demotion to the bullpen, opening a rotation spot for Tanner Roark.
Nationals right-hander Doug Fister joined Gen. Martin Dempsey on the annual USO Holiday Tour abroad and came home moved by his encounters with servicemen and women.
Jerry Blevins capped his 2014 season by playing in a showcase series in Japan. Now he hopes for better results in 2015.