Doug Fister


The Nationals extended 1-year qualifying offers worth about $15.8 million to Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond in advance of Friday’s 5 p.m.


Having hired their manager and filled a couple of positions on their coaching staff, the Nationals can begin shifting attention to the biggest task of the offseason: Adjusting their roster.


The Nationals declined to pick up contract options for reliever Casey Janssen and outfielder Nate McLouth on Monday, making both veterans free agents along with six others who officially hit the m


Age on Opening Day 2016: 32

How acquired: Trade with Tigers, Dec. 2013

MLB service time: 5 years, 58 days


PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon has been through this rodeo before. He’s been saving games — and blowing saves — for 11 years now.