The Nats have recalled RHP Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse and released RHP Jonathan Papelbon.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 13, 2016
The Washington Nationals Release Jonathan Papelbon
The Nationals needed a spot on the 25-man roster for Reynaldo Lopez who is going to start for them against the Braves on Saturday. Jonathan Papelbon, 35, had recently requested his release from the team according to Jerry Crasnick.
Papelbon has requested his release and #Nationals are trying to figure out best way to do it, industry source says. Could be soon.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) August 13, 2016
Papelbon was traded to the Nationals from the Philadelphia Phillies for Nick Pivetta before last year’s trade deadline. His stay with the Nationals was anything but successful.
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