Henry Rodriguez, Elvin Ramirez still delayed
Position players continue to pour into Viera early for spring training, but relievers Henry Rodriguez and Elvin Ramirez remain stuck abroad because of visa delays, General Manager Mike Rizzo said, and it's unclear when, exactly, they might arrive. Catcher Carlos Maldonado arrived in town today, Rizzo said.
The Nationals acquired Rodriguez in the trade that sent Josh Willingham to the A's, and they chose Ramirez in the Rule 5 draft. Rodriguez has a chance to contend for the closer role, while Ramirez is a dark horse to make the bullpen.
Meanwhile, several more players arrived in advance of Sunday's report date. Laynce Nix, Rick Ankiel and Adam LaRoche are all here now. To keep update, here's who's already arrived, non-catcher-and-pitcher division:
Jayson Werth had been in Viera since Monday, but he left yesterday and will return Monday when Nationals players undergo physicals.
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