Found June 17, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Washington Nationals have designated Brad Lidge for assignment, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports. Lidge just recently came off the DL and had accumulated a 9.64 era in 11 appearances while giving up 10 runs and walking 11. Back in March, Lidge when on the record by saying the Nationals were “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on some great teams.” Lidge signed a one-year deal back in January with the Nationals as he was coming off an injury filled season in 2011 with the Phillies where he posted a 1.41 era in 25 appearances. Image taken by Darrins and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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