#Athletics trade Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to Washington for RHP Blake Treinen, INF Sheldon Neuse and LHP Jesus Luzardo— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 16, 2017
That's Blake Treinen, who was the Nationals' closer this year. However, he struggled and was replaced. The Nats have tried to employ a closer-by-committee approach for much of the year. The Nationals have blown 14 saves this year, most in the MLB.
Both Doolittle and Madson have severed as set-up men this year for the As. However, they do have a combined four saves. The 36-year-old Madson is signed through 2018 and is owed $7.6 million per year. Doolittle is under team control until 2020.
Madson has pitched great thus far, with a career-best 2.11 ERA and just a .809 WHIP. Doolittle, has posted a 3.38 ERA and a 0.656 WHIP.
Per MLB.com, Neuse is the Nationals' No. 6 prospect. Luzardo is the team's 10th best.Back to the Washington Nationals Newsfeed