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Nationals Unconditionally Release Relief Pitcher Tyler Walker

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The offseason and free agency period isn't just about adding players, sometimes it's about losing them too. The Nationals have chosen to let go of one of their relief pitchers, according to Nats Town News.

The #Nationals have unconditionally released RHP Tyler Walker.less than a minute ago via web

Walker appeared in 24 games last year, his first with the Nationals. In 35.1 innings he had 30 strikeouts and only eight walks while compiling a 3.57 era.

He hadn't pitched for the Nationals since he went on the long term DL with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. After he went out, the Nationals bullpen really came together as a unit and finished as one of the bright spots of the ball club. Walker simply lost his spot while he was on the DL to players who were younger and fit better in the team's long term plans.

No word yet on if the Nationals plan to replace him, or if they are happy with the bullpen they have already assembled.