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Nationals' Adam Eaton: Expects to be ready by Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eaton (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 season, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Eaton continues to recover from a torn ACL that he suffered in April, but all signs point to the outfielder being fully healthy by the time Opening Day rolls around. Although Eaton was pressing to make it back for a playoff run this past October, once the team was eliminated by the Cubs in the NLDS, the trainers decided to scale back his rehab in order to give him the best opportunity to be 100 percent for 2018. Looking ahead, there will likely be another update on Eaton's status by February.

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Nationals' Koda Glover: Expects to be fully healthy in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Glover (shoulder) has been playing catch for the past three weeks, and should be able to throw off a mound by mid-January, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Glover insisted that he would be fully healthy by the time spring training rolls around, and claimed that he understands his body "a lot more" after recovering from a shoulder ailment this winter. He initially hit the DL due to back stiffness in June, but began dealing with severe inflammation in his right rotator cuff weeks after being sidelined. Although he never pitched again in the 2017 season, Glover opted against surgery, and appears to be nearing full health as the calendar turns to 2018. At this point, it would come as a major surprise if the right-hander is not ready for action by the beginning of March.

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Nationals' Tim Collins: Re-signs with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Collins signed a minor-league deal to return to Washington on Friday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

Collins made his first appearance in professional baseball since 2014 this summer, following a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Over 18 games with various affiliates in the Nationals' system, the 28-year-old posted a 7.79 ERA and 1.79 WHIP while holding a 23:14 K:BB. Collins still has a lot of work to do to prove he can regain his old form, making him a long shot to return to the majors in 2018.

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Nationals' Brandon Kintzler: Two-year deal with Washington
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Kintzler agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Washington, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The contract also contains an unspecified club option that could make the contract worth $16 million, according to the report. Kintzler will return to the Nationals in a setup role working ahead of Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle as he did last season. Kintzler had 28 saves with the Twins before he was traded to the Nationals at the end of July. He had just one save in Washington and his return to the Nationals likely limits his fantasy value since he'll rarely be used to close games.

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Nationals' Pedro Severino: Currently viewed as backup in 2018
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General manager Mike Rizzo said the Nationals are "cool with" Severino being their backup catcher next season, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Rizzo seemed hesitant to name Severino as the backup, and it's possible he opens the season in the minors if the team ultimately finds a cheap, veteran alternative. If he does start the year as Washington's backup catcher, however, he could be in line for a modest workload as the Nationals are looking to scale back Matt Wieters' time behind the dish next season. Still, barring any injuries, he won't be viewed as anything more than a backup in 2018, limiting his fantasy value.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGDaniel Murphy , 2B.322
HRRyan Zimmerman , 1B36
RBIRyan Zimmerman , 1B108
OBPAnthony Rendon , 3B.403
SLGRyan Zimmerman , 1B.573
RBryce Harper , RF95
SBTrea Turner , SS46
WMax Scherzer , SP16
ERAMax Scherzer , SP2.51
WHIPMax Scherzer , SP0.90
KMax Scherzer , SP268
SVBrandon Kintzler , RP29

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