MIAMI -- Right-hander Livan Hernandez reiterated that he wants to return to the Nationals and is willing to become a long man out of the bullpen.
Hernandez declined to say if he and general manager Mike Rizzo have talked about a new contract for next year.
"I'm ready to come back for next year, Hernandez said. "I can do it [be a long man], but only here because I want to stay here. If I have news, I will let you know."