The Washington Nationals find themselves 7.0 games out of first in the NL East, as their lackluster year continues to crawl on.

With contract-year All-Star Bryce Harper visibly underperforming, and the team left with not many options as the playoffs near, the Nats have reportedly made a very interesting move.

As reported by MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals organization has placed 2B Daniel Murphy, and RF Bryce Harper on the revocable trade waivers as of Friday, with the team's intentions not clear.

While Rosenthal also pointed out that essentially every player goes on waivers around this time of the season, it is still something to note, especially with the controversy that has surrounded the Nats and Harper, regarding trade talk back in July.

Whether or not this move leads to the two All-Stars leaving on a potential waiver deal is still up in the air, especially since Washington still finds themselves in contention in the National League.

But, expect various teams to be watching the situation very closely, more so Daniel Murphy, due to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo stating that Harper is not going anywhere.

Again, keep in mind this is normal procedure for this time of the year, as the ball-club might just be checking off the boxes that are required of them come late August.