With less than one hour remaining until MLB's 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Nationals have added a key, veteran bat to their bench ... just not via a trade.
Philadelphia continues to sell of their assets as they sent outfielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants.
The All-Star outfielder will now go to the team that originally drafted him.
The Nationals may still be looking for a backup catcher and, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, remain interested in Kelly Shoppach of the Red Sox.
Major-league clubs have until 4 p.m. today to make trades. Will the first-place Nationals pull off a last-minute deal? Get live updates all day on Nats Insider.