Rumors continue to grow that the National League will adopt the designated hitter, and now MLB Commissioner Bob Manfred is fueling the fire.
2015 record: 78-84, 3rd place in AL East
Manager: John Farrell, 4th season
Estimated 2016 payroll: $198 million
With Lucas Giolito getting closer and closer to the majors, the Nationals minor leaguer is continuing to appear on top prospects lists around the baseball world.
Earlier this week a report from USA Today suggested the Nats may be interested in free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.