Nationals announce 2017 Opening Day roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2017 Opening Day roster on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

April 2nd, 2017

The Washington Nationals announced their 2017 Opening Day roster on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
The Nationals' 25-man roster is comprised of 11 pitchers (four starting pitchers, seven relievers), two catchers, seven infielders, and five outfielders. With an even mix of veterans and youth, the Nationals' will open the 2017 season with 11 players under the age of 30, and 11 players with at least seven years of service time in the Major Leagues. The average age of Washington's Opening Day 25 is 30.
The Nationals will open the season with four starting pitchers, optioning right-hander Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse and reassigning right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to Minor League camp. Washington will instead utilize that spot, initially, on an extra position player. The Nationals' bullpen will hold four right-handed pitchers and three southpaws. 
Carrying over 20 of the players who earned the 2016 National League East Division title, just five of the players on the Nationals' Opening Day roster have joined the club since the end of the 2016 season.
PITCHERS
RHP Joe Blanton
RHP Koda Glover
RHP Shawn Kelley
RHP Tanner Roark
RHP Max Scherzer
RHP Stephen Strasburg
RHP Blake Treinen
LHP Gio Gonzalez
LHP Oliver Pérez
LHP Enny Romero
LHP Sammy Solis
CATCHERS
C Jose Lobaton
C Matt Wieters
INFIELDERS
INF Wilmer Difo
INF Stephen Drew
1B/OF Adam Lind
INF Daniel Murphy
INF Anthony Rendon
INF Trea Turner
1B Ryan Zimmerman
OUTFIELDERS
OF Adam Eaton
OF Bryce Harper
OF Chris Heisey
OF Michael A. Taylor
OF Jayson Werth