Stevenson could make the Nationals' Opening Day roster with Michael Taylor set to miss a significant amount of time due to knee and hip injuries, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Wilmer Difo is being transitioned into a utility role and could cover center field in a pinch, and Howie Kendrick (hamstring) and Matt Adams could fill in at the outfield corners, but none are primarily an outfielder, and Kendrick himself may not be ready by Opening Day. Stevenson isn't an exciting alternative, as he has a .212/.282/.265 line in 152 career plate appearances, but he's got a solid defensive reputation as a fly catcher and could at least earn some early playing time in a bench role.

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