Nationals GM Mike Rizzo hasn’t made many phone calls recently, but he’s still looking for ways to make his team better heading into spring training, MASNsports’ Dan Kolko writes. Rizzo confirms that the Nationals were interested in Grant Balfour, but Balfour liked the proximity of the Rays to his home in Clearwater (Twitter  links ). Despite losing out on Balfour, the Nationals may not pursue another reliever, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post tweets . A backup catcher, however, could still be a possibility, tweets  MLB.com’s Bill Ladson.
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