Nationals select contracts of three players, finalize Opening Day 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of outfielder Brett Carroll, outfielder/first baseman Xavier Nady and first baseman Chad Tracy. The clubs also optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, released right-handed pitcher Chad Durbin and placed right-handed pitcher Drew Storen (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), outfielder Rick Ankiel (15-Day, retroactive to March 28), outfielder Michael Morse (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball (60-Day) and first baseman Chris Marrero (60-Day) on the Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

With these moves, the Nationals’ Opening Day 25-Man Roster will consist of:


                PITCHERS (12 / 4 LHP, 8 RHP)           CATCHERS (2)                        INFIELDERS (6)                     OUTFIELDERS (5)              

                           LHP Sean Burnett                       C Jesus Flores                      INF Mark DeRosa               OF Roger Bernadina (L)

                          LHP Ross Detwiler                    C Wilson Ramos                     SS Ian Desmond                       OF Brett Carroll

                          LHP Gio Gonzalez                                                                 2B Danny Espinosa (S)                 OF Xavier Nady

                       LHP Tom Gorzelanny                                                                1B Adam LaRoche (L)                 OF Jayson Werth

                                                                                                                           INF Steve Lombardozzi                              

                         RHP Tyler Clippard                                                                     1B Chad Tracy (L)

                        RHP Edwin Jackson                                                                 3B Ryan Zimmerman

                            RHP Brad Lidge                                    

                         RHP Ryan Mattheus

                       RHP Henry Rodriguez                              

                        RHP Craig Stammen

                      RHP Stephen Strasburg

                    RHP Jordan Zimmermann