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"Dusty wants to win a championship. That's all I want to do, too," Belisle said. "I want to be part of a special team, and I want to hold the trophy. It's a good thing to know, that all he wants to do is hold the trophy. I want to win."
Entering Sunday's action, Belisle has allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. He had only one rough outing in his five appearances, which was against the Tigers on March 20. The question is, will he opt out of his contract?
"That's something I can't control. I have to get on the bus, go to bed and report tomorrow," Belisle said. "I've never been in this situation. It's so different for me. All I know is how to prepare for another season."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.