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Nationals acquire Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from Athletics in exchange for Blake Treinen, two others

July 16th, 2017 at 1:40 PM
By Sports Media 101

Sean Doolittle, right, with catcher Bruce Maxwell, comes from Oakland along with Ryan Madson to boost the Nationalsbullpen. (Stan Szeto/USA Today Sports)

For months, a deal to repair the Washington Nationals’┬ábroken bullpen seemed inevitable, and Sunday, after months of frustration and speculation, they finally made one. The Nationals acquired right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Blake Treinen, left-handed pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo, and 2016 second-round pick Sheldon Neuse.

The move immediately adds two experienced relievers to the Nationalsbullpen for the rest of this season and at least all of next. The team will have a club option for Doolittle in 2019 and 2020, too.

The price the Nationals paid signals an unprecedented …

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Tags: Blake Treinen, Bullpen, Jesus Luzardo, MLB, Nationals, Nats, Oakland A's, Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle, Sheldon Neuse, Trades, Washington Nationals

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