WASHINGTON -- Until a couple of days before he was sent to the Washington Nationals, outfielder Adam Eaton had no inkling it would happen.I didnt expect to be traded, Eaton said Saturday in his first meeting with reporters since the Nationals shipped three young pitchers to the Chicago White Sox for him last week. I dont think anybody really expects to be traded.But once Eaton heard the White Sox had shipped left-hander Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox, signaling Chicagos full-on rebuilding effort, he said, It was kind of like: `Oh, boy, here we go. It was kind of a downhill slope.Eaton and Washingtons other significant offseason addition, catcher Derek Norris, were among the players attending the Nationals annual fan festival (Bryce Harper was not).With Washington giving Chicago its two best pitching prospects -- Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, who both spent time in the majors this year -- along with 2016 first-round draft pick Dane Dunning, the trade has been the subject of plenty of scrutiny.Its not really my job to think about that stuff, Eaton said. My job is to play the game of baseball the best way that I can.Describing the aftermath of the swap as a tornado and quite the whirlwind as he tried to set plans in motion for going to a new spring training site and figuring out where his family -- including an 8-month-old son -- will live, Eaton said he is not sure yet where manager Dusty Baker will want him to play.I told him I can do everything but catch. I dont want to catch. Thats where I draw the line. Those guys take a beating, and I dont think my knees can take it, Eaton said. I want to win at all costs. Wherever in the lineup that may be, let it fly.Eaton was an AL Gold Glove finalist in center field in 2014, went through an admittedly rough season at that position in 2015, then moved to right field in 2016 and again was a Gold Glove finalist.Im very capable of playing all three outfield spots, Eaton said.Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux said hes looking forward to seeing Eaton bouncing off the walls out there defensively, getting dirty. I mean, this guy can go 0 for 4 and get dirty. Hes that kind of player.Maddux also thinks Norris can help Washingtons pitching staff with his work behind the plate. Norris originally was drafted by the Nationals in 2007, then was traded to Oakland in the deal that brought lefty Gio Gonzalez to Washington in 2011.He returned to the nations capital via a trade with the San Diego Padres on Dec. 2.Having played with some of the guys here, and some of the coaching staff having coached me or been involved pretty frequently over my minor league career -- that allows me to be a little more comfortable in this scenario, Norris said Saturday. So its a little bit different, but in the best of ways.Game notes Maddux indicated that RHP Stephen Strasburg could tweak his throwing program next season to try to be fresher for his starts. ... 2B Daniel Murphy, who missed time in September with a glute muscle problem, said he was told the issue potentially could recur, so he is being more diligent about preparing his lower body for the season. ... RHP Koda Glover said he pitched with a torn hip labrum in September. 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It had been quite a while for his New Mexico Lobos, too.Davie earned his first career bowl victory when the Lobos, boosted by a pair of short touchdown runs from Richard McQuarley, beat Texas-San Antonio 23-20 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.Davie had been 0-4 in bowls -- three when he coached at Notre Dame, then last year with the Lobos in this event.The Lobos (9-4) posted just their second bowl victory in a half-century.There wasnt a whole of jumping up and down and whole lot of screaming and a whole lot of carrying on afterward in the locker room, Davie said.But after the season that we had, its more feeling. You dont experience this a whole lot of times, he said.The Lobos previous postseason win came in the 2007 New Mexico Bowl over Nevada. Before that, it was a victory in the 1961 Aviation Bowl.In his fifth season at New Mexico, Davie completed the turnaround of a program that won three total games in the three seasons before his arrival.The Lobos lost last years New Mexico Bowl to Arizona.These players, Ive talked to them in depth about enjoying the moment and definitely this afternoon was a great moment that doesnt come along very often, Davie said.Its another building block, he said. Thats what a college program is. You keep taking steps and you keep building and building and building. ... So there is no question that winning the last game is big.Jarveon Williams ran for 125 yards for the Roadrunners (6-7), who lost in their first bowl appearance in the programs six-year history.Despite the hype around New Mexicos triple-option threat and the Lobos leading the nation in rushing, the Roadrunners ran for more yards than the Lobos.We didnt make ennough plays today, Williams said after his eighth game of running for at least 100 yards.dddddddddddd.New Mexico quarterback Lamar Jordan rushed for 81 yards and threw a 34-yard pass to Dameon Gamblin that set up McQuarleys 1-yard burst for a 23-13 lead with 2:22 left.Dalton Sturm threw two TD passes for Texas-San Antonio, including a 4-yard toss to JaBryce Taylor with 25 seconds remaining. The Roadrunners failed to recover an onside kick.Six Lobos combined for 219 yards rushing. New Mexico was able to keep UTSAs big-play receivers mostly in check amid windy conditions.Although the wind may have played a factor in some passes, Roadrunners coach Frank Wilson said there were other passes receivers dropped that they normally catch.We finished second. Period, Wilson said. The weather didnt determine the outcome of the game.THE TURNING POINTThe Lobos fourth-quarter drive to a touchdown took more than seven minutes off the clock in a game that saw few passes.We didnt have a lot of offense, Davie said. But when we needed it there in the fourth quarter after UTSA scored to make it a 3-point game, we had enough offense.UP NEXTNew Mexico: The Lobos will try to capture their first Mountain West championship next year. Davie said a bowl win was key for Lobos recruiting to the next level. The Lobos open next season against Abilene Christian.UTSA: Athletic officials from UTSA say they came to win the New Mexico Bowl but felt the bowl appearance would help get on potential recruits radars, especially in Texas where some powerhouses are currently struggling. The Roadrunners will open next season against Houston. ' ' '