Nationals announce 2016 Opening Day roster

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 teamโ€™s active roster have joined the organization since the end of the 2015 season, and 19 members of the Nationalsโ€™ 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      

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