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Desmond, who went through his first arbitration process this offseason, is signed through the 2015 season and will make $3.8 million in 2013.

“We haven’t started any of that up, but I’m open-minded with that, yes,” Rizzo said. “With the few guys that we’re thinking about extending, I don’t think that there’s any deadline.”

For Desmond’s part, he said he hadn’t “given it too much consideration.”

“When we get there, we’ll get there,” he said. “And I’ll make a decision from that point.”

While the sides have broached the topic of a contract extension previously, Desmond, who is coming off a career-best season and is now considered one of the best shortstops in the game, said they have never gotten to a point where they’ve exchanged monetary figures or years.

“They asked if we’d be interested and we said possibly,” he said. “That’s pretty much the extent of it. Obviously I feel blessed to be in the situation I’m in where I’m on a one-year contract, finally made it to arbitration, and when we get there, we get there.

“I’m absolutely in no rush. I’ve got three more years in this organization at the minimum. I have no intention of going anywhere. I don’t think they have any intention of moving me so I don’t see what the urgency is. But if it’s something they feel is going to work out for them and they feel like it’ll work out for me, I’ve got no problem with it.”

Around the horn

Denard Span and Dan Haren, two of the Nationals’ marquee additions this offseason, reported to camp Wednesday and began acquainting themselves with their surroundings and their teammates. … Johnson said it is not fully decided which corners Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth will play in the outfield, but it’s likely Harper will be in left with Werth in right. … Right-hander Henry Rodriguez’s elbow, which had a bone spur removed in August, is still a little tender, Johnson said.