The Nationals aren’t ready to anoint Jesus Flores their starting catcher even with Brian Schneider gone. The 23 year-old Rule 5 pick was forced to jump from A ball to the bigs this year so the Nats could retain him. It certainly makes sense to get him to Triple A so he can re-enter a normal development path.
That leaves the Nats seeking a veteran catcher. According to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson, they’ve set their sights on Damian Miller. The interest is mutual. Miller, 38, took on a backup role last year as his offense continued to slip. He made $2.25MM and probably isn’t looking for much more than that.
Ladson runs through the other available options at catcher but none seem an ideal fit for the Nats.