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Rafael Soriano has not reported to Nationals’ camp yet, delayed in the Dominican Republic by a paperwork issue that is holding up his work visa.

Soriano acquired a five-year visa when he signed with the New York Yankees before the 2011 season, but he opted out of his contract with them last fall and signed with the Nationals this past January. Transferring it has caused the delay, but the hope is that he will be able to get to Viera by the end of the week.

“I’m not really worried about him because here’s a veteran pitcher, he knows what he needs to do to get ready,” Johnson said. “They’ve got great weather down there, I’m sure he’s not just sitting in watching TV. I’m sure he’ll come into camp in good shape. That’s the least of my worries.”

Harper arrives in camp

Nationals phenom Bryce Harper arrived at spring training on Thursday, looking bulked up with about 230 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame, and wasted no time in stating his overarching goal for the 2013 season.

“World Series,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing on my mind. I have goals in my head but I’m not ready to share those because people are probably going to think I’m crazy. I like to exceed my expectations and those are the only expectations that really matter to me.

“But you know the World Series is the biggest thing on my mind and I want to take that back to D.C. and give it to this organization and everybody in D.C.”