Nationals Trade Rumors: Washington Holding Preliminary Talks With Los Angeles About Peter Bourjos

The Washington nationals needed outfielders this past offseason, and that was before they lost Michael Morse and Jayson Werth to injuries. Peter Bourjos is a name that has been linked to the Nationals for a few months now, and the timing seems as good as ever considering he has sort of lost his spot in the outfield to Mike Trout. And it doesn't look like he will be getting it back anytime soon. SB Nation breaks down why the rumors make sense.

The Nationals are in need of outfielders due to injuries and the Angels, of course, need help with their bullpen. Still, it is a bit surprising that they would feel so in need of bullpen help that they would part with Bourjos, who figured to be a fixture in the outfield in Anaheim for years to come. The Angels will also likely be looking into open market options for a catcher, following the announcement that Chris Iannetta would need wrist surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks.

John Lannan is a natural fit for this scenario as he is someone that the Nationals have been trying to move since the end of Spring Training. But he isn't a natural fit as a reliever so the Angels might try to pry a different player away from the Nationals.

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