The Nats have kept their word as far as cutting the dead-weight on their current pitching staff loose. Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement today that LHP Victor Garate and RHP’s Logan Kensing and Joel Peralta were sent back to the minors. Lefty’s Shawn Estes and Eddie Guardado were also released.
Now Riggleman & pitching coach Steve McCatty can focus on grooming the guys who are still around for the regular season.
The head count in Viera, Fla. is now 53.