Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports believes the Nationals will extend Dusty Baker's contract by the time spring training opens in February.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker will be away from the team on Wednesday following a death in the family.
Nationals exercised GM Mike Rizzo's option.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Jacque Jones is a candidate to become the Nationals' assistant hitting coach.
The Nationals officially announced Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach on Thursday.
William Ladson of MLB.com reports that Mike Maddux will likely be named as the new pitching coach for the Nationals.
Nationals hired Dusty Baker as manager.
In an interview with John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Dusty Baker admitted his disappointment over losing out on the Nationals managerial job to Bud Black.
Dusty Baker is scheduled to get a second interview for the Nationals managerial opening early next week.
Scott Miller of FOX Sports San Diego reports that Dusty Baker contacted the Padres about their managerial vacancy, but was informed they were not interested.
The Nationals will reportedly interview former major league managers Dusty Baker and Ron Gardenhire as they continue their search for Matt Williams' replacement.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Reds are expected to name pitching coach Bryan Price their manager on Tuesday.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Paul O'Neill "at this point... isn’t a serious candidate" for the Reds' vacant managerial position.
Paul O'Neill confirmed that he's interested in the Reds managerial job Friday on the Dan Patrick Show.