Kelley, who walked off the mound during his final appearance of the 2016 season with an apparent arm injury, had tests after that game which revealed no significant issues, MASN Sports reports.

Depending on the Nats' plans in free agency, Kelley could be asked to take on a more prominent role in the bullpen for 2017. Following a season in which he posted the best strikeout rate of his career (35.7% K%) and his lowest walk rate since 2009 (4.9%), there's little reason to doubt Kelley's ability to handle the ninth inning if he's given the opportunity to close.

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