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J.C. Romero Released By Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have released reliever J.C. Romero before he even pitched an inning with the big-league club. The 35-year old, who signed a minor league contract with the club in late-June, was released on Thursday after spending some time in AAA-Syracuse. Ben Goessling of has more:

The Nationals released left-handed reliever J.C. Romero this morning, cutting the veteran loose after five appearances at Triple-A Syracuse. Romero had allowed one run in seven innings, but might have had a clause in his contract where he had to be in the majors by now or he could ask for his release.

The 35-year old lefty was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies after struggling to begin the year. The Nationals picked him up, but it appears they were not ready to call him up to the big-league club at this time.

For more on Romero and the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball.