“I think my resume speaks for itself,” he said. “I’ve been the same guy every year.
“It’s going to motivate me to work even harder, but do I have to prove anything to anyone? Absolutely not. If I want to prove something to myself and try to get better, I would definitely do that.”
NOTES: Right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw 37 pitches in his first bullpen session of spring training, watched by pitching coach Steve McCatty. … Reliever Henry Rodriguez, who had a bone spur and a loose body removed from his right elbow last August, said he is still in the process of rehabbing the injury. … The Nationals released a statement that they are continuing to explore their options for future spring training sites. … Fox has picked up nine Nationals games in the 2013 season for either regional or national broadcast.