Nats said to cool on looking for center fielder

Nats said to cool on looking for center fielder

WASHINGTON -- With the emergence of outfielder Bryce Harper, the Nationals most likely will not be looking for a center fielder after all, according to a baseball source.

The Nationals are going to give Harper every chance to establish himself at the position. Currently, Harper starts in center field when he faces left-handed pitching, and plays left field when he faces right-handed pitching.

If Harper works out in center field, the Nationals could spend their money elsewhere, the source said.