The Nationals are in “serious discussions” with first baseman Matt Adams about a dea that would bring him to D.C., according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick had tweeted earlier today that the sides had ongoing interest, as had been reported previously.

Adams is exactly the sort of lefty platoon bat the Nationals have needed since bidding adieu to Adam Lind at the end of the season. The 29-year-old had been non-tendered by the Braves; he had been projected to earn a $4.6MM salary through arbitration.