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**FILE** Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, right, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo, left, prior to a Nationals baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Washington, Friday, July 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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**FILE** Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, right, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo, left, prior to a Nationals baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Washington, Friday, July 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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**FILE** Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty, left, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo, and manager Davey Johnson during batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park Monday, July 1, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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**FILE** Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty, left, talks with general manager Mike Rizzo, and manager Davey Johnson during batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park Monday, July 1, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks on the phone before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks on the phone before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks on the phone before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks on the phone before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talks on the phone before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington National GM Mike Rizzo, left, talks with manager Davey Johnson before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5), center, and Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, top right, watch as the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, February 27, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, top, and Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5), bottom left, as the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, February 27, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo sits in the stands as the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, February 27, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, top watches as the Washington Nationals play the Florida Marlins during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, February 27, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is “absolutely in no rush” to explore a contract extension, but he and general manager Mike Rizzo said they are open to the idea. (The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo (left) looks on as newly-acquired pitcher Rafael Soriano models his jersey Jan. 17, 2013, during an introductory news conference at Nationals Park in Washington. Rizzo also discussed the three-team trade that sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitching prospect A.J. Cole from the Oakland Athletics. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo (left) looks on as newly acquired pitcher Rafael Soriano models his jersey during an introductory news conference at Nationals Park in Washington on Jan. 17, 2013. Rizzo also discussed the three-team trade that sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitching prospect A.J. Cole from the Oakland Athletics. (Associated Press)

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In a flurry of offseason moves after the best season in Nationals history, general manager Mike Rizzo added a new closer in Rafael Soriano (above), a prototypical leadoff hitter in Denard Span (inset) and a veteran starter in Dan Haren. The club also re-signed first baseman Adam LaRoche. (Associated Press)

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In a flurry of offseason moves after the best season in Nationals history, general manager Mike Rizzo added a new closer in Rafael Soriano, a prototypical leadoff hitter in Denard Span and a veteran starter in Dan Haren. The club also re-signed first baseman Adam LaRoche. (Associated Press)

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In a flurry of offseason moves after the best season in Nationals history, general manager Mike Rizzo added a new closer in Rafael Soriano, a prototypical leadoff hitter in Denard Span and a veteran starter in Dan Haren. The club also re-signed first baseman Adam LaRoche. (Associated Press)