The Nationals have hired former major league manager Davey Johnson as a senior adviser.
Davey Johnson, who guided the U.S. team to a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, has been picked to manage at the World Baseball Classic this spring.
The United States and Cuba, the gold medalists two years ago, are the favorites among 12 teams competing for two direct Olympic slots.
The Nationals hired former major-league manager and player Davey Johnson as a special consultant to general manager Jim Bowden.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver and New York Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge were among 24 players picked Thursday for the U.S. baseball team.
Davey Johnson will manage a U.S. team of minor leaguers next month in Phoenix in a regional Olympic qualifying tournament.