The Washington Nationals final roster is taking shape.
Here is what we know.
Reliever Sean Burnett has been told he has no trade the roster. What does that mean? It means the Blake Treinen has made the roster. Treinen deserved. He finished the spring with a perfect 3-0 record and a perfect 0.00 ERA, not allowing a run over 9.2 innings. During the spring, he only allowed 4 hits compared to 9 strikeouts.
The outfield also settled. OF Matt den Dekker was optioned to AAA as the Nationals selected the contract of OF Chris Heisey. Hersey secured the last bench spot. He batted .233, but had 3 doubles and 2 home runs.
Pitcher Joe Ross has made the final roster, but will start the season in the bullpen, securing the fifth starter slot, as Tanner Roark secured the fourth starting slot. Ross is not set to start until April 13.
Here is the roster:
Max Scherzer, Stehen Strasburg, Giu Gonzalez, Tanner Roark, and Joe Ross
Yusmiero Petit, Matt Belsile, Oliver Perez, Blake Treinen, Felipe Rivero, Shawn Kelley, and closer Jonathan Papelbon
1B Ryan Zimmerman, 2B Daniel Murphy, SS Danny Espinosa, 3b Anthony Rendon, C Wilson Ramos, OF Bryce Harper, OF Jayson Werth, and OF Ben Revere
C Jose Lobaton, 1B/OF Clint Robinson, OF Michael Taylor, IF Stephen Drew, and OF Chris Heisey.
That is your Washington Nationals Opening Day roster.
Now on to BASEBALL!