The Nationals have interest in closer Mike Gonzalez and infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. Both players would certainly address holes the Nationals are trying to fill, but they are expected to face a lot of competition with these two players.
Gonzalez would likely be the teams closer, replacing Mike MacDougal after posting a 2.42 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
DeRosa has already been contacted by several teams, but the Nationals hope DeRosa has some interest in playing either second base or left field in D.C.
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DeRosa wasn't phenomenal after joining St. Louis, battling wrist problems for most of the season. It'll be interesting to see how he bounces back from offseason surgery.