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Washington Nationals release Trevor Rosenthal after rough couple months

A whirlwind 48-hour period for now-former Washington Nationals’ reliever Trevor Rosenthal ended with the 29-year-old right-hander getting released by the team that signed him to a 1-year/$8M contract this winter.

Rosenthal signed a $7M deal which included a mutual option at $10M for 2020 or a $1M buyout, after a showcase in which he impressed a Nats’ scout in attendance following a year off recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Rosenthal’s time in the nation’s capital ended after 12 outings in which he gave up eight hits, 15 walks, 16 runs (all earned), hit three batters, and threw five wild pitches in 6 13 IP.