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Washington Trades Minor League Pitcher Matt Buschmann To Tampa Bay For Cash

The Washington Nationals have traded one of their selections in the past Rule 5 Draft. They shipped Matt Buschmann to the Tampa Bay Rays for Cash.

February 23, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA;  Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo on the fields during camp at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
February 23, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo on the fields during camp at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals have already given up on one of their selections in the last Rule-5 draft, shipping Matt Buschmann to the Tampa Bay Rays for nothing but cash considerations.

Buschmann was originally a 15th round selection of the San Diego Padres in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. The Nationals took him in the Rule 5 draft this offseason. He had performed reasonably well in five years in the Padres minor league system, before being promoted to AAA in 2011. He got roughed up something fierce in fifteen starts at AAA this past season and ended up with an ERA over seven. He had yet to make an appearance in the Nationals system so far in 2012, where he had been assigned to the Harrisburg Senators.

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