The Nationals have re-signed left-hander Zach Duke to a one-year, major-league contract, addressing one of their needs for an affordable long reliever.
The N.L. East has already been active this offseason and could make even more news this week at the Winter Meetings.
The team announced an interactive festival for right before spring training.
With the Red Sox out of the running, the Nationals now have a better chance of re-signing first baseman Adam LaRoche.