Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he plans to go with one pitcher out of the closer role this season.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told Fantasy Sports Radio on Monday that Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen, and Koda Glover are competing to be the team's closer.
Shawn Kelley does not need surgery on his right hand.
Shawn Kelley said after Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday that he was forced to exit the game because he felt numbness in his fingers and couldn't throw.
Shawn Kelley left Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Thursday with an apparent injury.
Shawn Kelly chalked up his sixth save by retiring one batter in the ninth inning on Friday.
Shawn Kelley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Shawn Kelley converted his fourth save of the year even though he gave up a two-run bomb to light-hitting James Loney on Wednesday.
Shawn Kelley allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings Sunday but was able to grab his third save.
Shawn Kelley took his first blown save and loss after giving up two unearned runs in the ninth Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after Thursday's game that Shawn Kelley will be the team's closer while Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) is out.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that he won't commit to a fill-in closer while Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) is sidelined.
Shawn Kelley retired all five batters he faced -- including four via the strikeout -- to pick up his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Cubs.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo mentioned Shawn Kelley as a likely option to replace Drew Storen in the eighth inning role in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.