The Nationals and Ian Desmond haven't made any progress on a contract extension, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.
Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM hears that the Mariners and Nationals are still discussing an Ian Desmond trade.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Mariners and Nationals have discussed Ian Desmond on multiple occasions.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Ian Desmond turned down a seven-year, $107 million contract extension from the Nationals last offseason.
Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged Saturday that Ian Desmond's wife is due to have a baby soon, which could require he miss a game at some point in the postseason.
Ian Desmond had a rough afternoon at the dish as the Nationals dropped the first game of the National League Division Series to the Giants on Friday, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and left five men on base.
Ian Desmond hit his 24th home run of the season in Sunday's season finale against the Marlins.
Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Ian Desmond's sixth-inning two-run home run was all of the offense the Nationals needed to clinch the NL East division in a win against the Braves on Tuesday.
Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Nationals' 10-3 rout of the Mets on Saturday.
Ian Desmond went 0-for-3 but did draw a walk in his return to action Thursday.
Ian Desmond (back) is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.
Ian Desmond left Tuesday's game versus the Braves with lower back tightness.
Ian Desmond left Tuesday's game versus the Braves with an apparent injury.