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Nats Improve Bullpen Without Giving Up the Farm

July 16th, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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WASHINGTON â?? The Washington Nationals have acquired back of the bullpen help and done it without trading away important Major League pieces or elite prospects.

In the deal, the Nats receive Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson in exchange for Major League reliever Blake Treinen and minor leaguers Sheldon Neuse and Jesus Luzardo.

The two clubs announced the deal on Sunday, first reported by MLB insider Ken Rosenthal:

Doolittle has pitched his entire career in Oakland after playing collegiately at Virginia. He was an All-Star closer in 2014 and saved 22 games that year. Since then, he has finished just 26 games for the A’s but is instantly one of the best options to slide into the closer role.

Madson also has ample experience as a closer, logging 30-save seasons in 2011 with the Philadelphia Phillies and 2016 with Oakland. He returns to the …

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