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Third baseman Anthony Rendon (seen here), the sixth overall pick in 2011, and Matt Purke, taken in Round 3, are two of the Nationals' top prospects starting the season at Single-A Potomac.

Third baseman Anthony Rendon (seen here), the sixth overall pick in 2011, and Matt Purke, taken in Round 3, are two of the Nationals' top prospects starting the season at Single-A Potomac.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.