2011 MLB Trade Rumors: Washington Nationals May Be Willing To Deal Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard

The Washington Nationals have popped up in the latest MLB trade rumors as we get closer to the MLB trade deadline. The Nationals sit around the .500 mark and may end up being sellers at the trade deadline just like last year. According to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals may be willing to deal All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard or closer Drew Storen.

Numerous teams are calling on the Nationals' two top relievers, closer Drew Storen and setup man Tyler Clippard, as well as a lesser right-hander, Todd Coffey, major-league sources say.

The Nats are listening on Storen and Clippard, but will trade one of them only if they can improve long-term by filling a specific need, according to one source with knowledge of the club's thinking.

The Nationals aren't going to give them away for mere prospects, though, according to Rosenthal. Instead, they are looking for a long-term center fielder, someone like B.J. Upton, Michael Bourn, Colby Rasmus or Denard Span.

Rosenthal also reports that the Nationals may consider dealing shortstop Ian Desmond and moving Danny Espinosa to second base.

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