Nationals announce 2016 Opening Day roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2016 Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

The Nationals' Opening Day roster is comprised of 12 pitchers (nine right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers), two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders. Two players who joined Nationals' Spring Training as non-roster invitees made the club: RHP Matt Belisle and OF Chris Heisey.

Eight of the players on the team's active roster have joined the organization since the end of the 2015 season, and 19 members of the Nationals' veteran-laden 25-man roster have previous postseason experience.





RHP Matt Belisle

C Jose Lobaton

INF Stephen Drew

OF Bryce Harper

RHP Shawn Kelley

C Wilson Ramos

INF Danny Espinosa

OF Chris Heisey

RHP Jonathan Papelbon


INF Daniel Murphy

OF Ben Revere

RHP Yusmeiro Petit


INF Anthony Rendon

OF Michael A. Taylor

RHP Tanner Roark


1B/OF Clint Robinson

OF Jayson Werth

RHP Joe Ross


1B Ryan Zimmerman


RHP Max Scherzer




RHP Stephen Strasburg




RHP Blake Treinen




LHP Gio Gonzalez




LHP Oliver Perez




LHP Felipe Rivero