Nationals announce 2016 Opening Day roster
The Washington Nationals announced their 2016 Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday, in preparation for Opening Day on Monday afternoon at Atlanta.
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|