The Washington Nationals today re-assigned right-handed pitcher Josh Towers, catcher Gustavo Molina, infielders Freddie Bynum and Joel Guzman, and outfielder Jorge Padilla to minor league camp. The Nationals also optioned right-handed pitchers Tyler Clippard and Marco Estrada and outfielders Leonard Davis and Justin Maxwell to Triple-A Syracuse, and optioned right-handed pitcher Luis Atilano and infielder Ian Desmond to Double-A Harrisburg. Nationals Vice President of Baseball Operations and Assistant General Manager Mike Rizzo made these announcements.Of this group, Marco Estrada is the only one who I would have thought might have had a chance to make the team, but he was only given 3 innings so far this spring (0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 SO), so presumably the team didn't really consider him an option for the 25-man. I suspect we'll be seeing him down the road, however.
Monday, March 16, 2009
From the Nationals, courtesy of NFA:
Posted by Steven at 11:08 AM