During a press conference at Nationals Park last September, manager Davey Johnson revealed the team's plans to convert 27-year-old relief pitcher Christian Garcia into a starter. The decision was predicated on Garcia's repertoire of three strong pitches and a looming shift in the organization's pitching depth.

Months later at NatsFest, reporters had the chance to talk to Garcia about the switch, but according to him he hasn't heard what his role will be on the 2013 Nationals.

"I have no idea. Wherever they want to put me to play I am okay with it. Whatever I can help the team, any spot they need help with I would love to help in any way I can. So if it is starting, relieving, whatever it is."

Garcia said that neither path really changes his offseason workout, that his training program will continue as is until he hears otherwise. He is currently training in Tampa, FL at the Performance Compound with Tyler Clippard and former Nats lefty John Lannan.

As far as 2013 goes, Garcia is flexible to start or come out of the bullpen and has no real preference either way.

"I love relieving, I love it. Definitely late inning relieving, I love it. I like the pressure, I like that kind of stress, it's just the kind of person I am."