IAN DESMOND

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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.

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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.

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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

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Age on Opening Day 2016: 30

How acquired: 3rd round pick, 2004 draft (Expos)

MLB service time: 5 years, 27 days

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Shortstop Ian Desmond is likely to leave the Nationals this offseason after 12 years with the organization.

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