The Nationals enter Wednesday night losers of seven of their last 10. Doug Fister will start against the Marlins hoping to snap them out of that trend.
With the 2015 trade deadline just three days away, rumors linking the Nats to some of the game's best closers are heating up.
Given the rumors linking the Nationals to former fan favorite Tyler Clippard this week, the worst fears of many have perhaps been realized.
Stephen Strasburg will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in what amounts to a significant step in his recovery from a strained left oblique.
The Nationals have become the subject of many trade rumors in recent days, most involving their apparent interest in adding a big piece to their struggling bullpen.