Carpenter, Taylor to return in 2010

Carpenter, Taylor to return in 2010

Bob Carpenter and Debbi Taylor are back as the Nationals' play-by-play voice and sideline reporter, respectively. They both work for the Mid Atlantic Sports Network.

Carpenter, who agreed to terms on a two-year deal, will go into his fifth season as the Nats' No. 1 voice on TV.

Carpenter became a popular figure after Washington relieved him of his duties at the end of the 2007 season. But Nats fans protested and Carpenter was later given a one-year deal with an option.

The hardworking Taylor, who enters her fourth season as the team's sideline reporter, is known for her great interviews and feature stories on the club.

Both Carpenter and Taylor were not available for comment.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.