According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Nationals are expected to make a strong push to sign Braves free agent southpaw Eric O'Flaherty.

However, he also tweets that the Phillies are another one of the teams is interested in the 28-year old lefty.

O'Flaherty appeared in just 19 games for the Braves in 2013, posting a 2.50 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 11/5 K/BB ratio over 18 innings before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery. Prior to the injury, O'Flaherty had established himself as one of the finest left-handed relievers in the National League.