Yankees Vs. Nationals: Brad Lidge Has Been Designated For Assignment, According To Team

Since a hasty return from the disabled list on June 8, Brad Lidge has made four appearances for the Washington Nationals. In those four appearances, Lidge has pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and six earned runs. On Friday and Saturday night, Lidge came into the game against the visiting New York Yankees and was hit hard, giving up three hits, a walk and two runs in two-thirds of an inning. His ERA now stands at 9.64 ERA.

It appears the Nationals have seen enough. Via the team's official twitter feed, Lidge has been designated for assignment. Ryan Mattheus will replace him on the roster and in the bullpen.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

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