Nationals and 3B Anthony Rendon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.8 million contract.
Nationals and OF Bryce Harper avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13.625 million contract.
Nationals and RHP Tanner Roark avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million contract.
Nationals and C Derek Norris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.2 million contract.
Nationals signed LHP Neal Cotts to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Tanner Roark has committed to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Max Scherzer has pulled out of the World Baseball Classic after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger.
Nationals signed RHP Stone Speer to a minor league contract.
Nationals signed LHP Josh Outman to a minor league contract.
Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are willing to talk to Dusty Baker about extending his contract.
Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports believes the Nationals will extend Dusty Baker's contract by the time spring training opens in February.
Nationals signed RHP Gabriel Arias to a minor league contract.
Daniel Murphy and Paul Goldschmidt will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Nationals "remain strongly interested in bringing back" free agent right-hander Aaron Barrett.
In a podcast with Bill Ladson of MLB.com, free agent Bronson Arroyo said he hopes to continue his career in 2017 but isn't sure if his health will allow him to.