The Nationals made some waves earlier this summer when they won a bidding war for Cuban pitcher Yunesky Maya. It was a crucial signing because it indicated the Nationals were a serious player in the international signings market. However, no fans really knew how good Maya actually was. Was the signing significant beyond it's symbolic value? Was Maya actually going to provide the team with a front-line starter for years to come?
This week, we should start to know the answers to those questions. Maya will be called up by the team to start Tuesday's game, according to Mark Zuckerman.
Maya had pitched in the minors this season, sporting a 1-2 record and a 3.38 ERA across several affiliates. To make room for him in the rotation, the team will likely move struggling Scott Olsen to the bullpen.