Winn unaware of interest from Nats
Washington source doesn't see outfielder as possibility
Published reports have indicated that the Nationals have interest in signing free-agent outfielder Randy Winn. On Friday evening, however, Winn said he has not heard anything about the Nationals having interest in him.
Even a baseball source, who is familiar with the Nationals' thinking, said he didn't see Winn coming to Washington because the Nationals appear to be set with a starting outfield of Josh Willingham, Nyjer Morgan and Elijah Dukes, with Roger Bernadina and Justin Maxwell waiting in the wings.
If Winn, 35, were to become a member of the Nationals, he would be considered a fourth outfielder, but Winn said he considers himself an everyday player.
"Like I said, I've never even received a call from them," Winn said via phone. "I don't believe my agent has either. Whether they do or don't has not been expressed to me."
The switch-hitting Winn is a 12-year Major League veteran and has played the past four-plus seasons with the Giants. Winn hit .262 with two home runs and 51 RBIs in 149 games in 2009.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.