MLB Rumor Central: Who will be the Nats' closer?

Veteran Shawn Kelley is one of three pitchers in the running for the Nationals' closer vacancy. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals failed to land a high-profile closer during the offseason and are now considering their internal options.

Rumor CentralIn an appearance on Jim Bowden's Sirius XM radio show, GM Mike Rizzo said the Nats haven't had trade talks for a closer in "quite some time" and believe they can have someone emerge in spring training.

Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen and Koda Glover are all options to be Washington's ninth-inning man, according to Rizzo.

An eight-year veteran, Kelley has 11 career saves, seven of which came last season. The 32-year-old posted a 2.64 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 2016, striking out a career-high 80 batters over 58 innings while recording 14 holds.

Treinen, 28, recorded the first save of his career in 2016. He finished last season with a 2.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 22 holds.

Glover recorded a 5.03 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 19 appearances in the majors last year.

-- Alex Tekip