2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in AL Central
Manager: Brad Ausmus, 2nd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $172 million
New commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred has drawn criticism for his recent comments saying defensive shifts should possibly be eliminated from the game.
Age on Opening Day 2015: 32
How acquired: Traded from Oakland for RHP Tyler Clippard, Jan. 2015
2015 salary: $5 million
So, anything interesting happen while I was on vacation the last 10 days? The third week of January usually is pretty quiet, so I can't imagine the Nationals made any real significant news.