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With Mike Gonzalez signing with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals are left to wonder where their bullpen stands. They have just two lefties for the 'pen on the roster right now, Zach Duke and Bill Bray. Both pitched in the minors last years. Now, Washington must search for some reinforcements. One such option may be J.P. Howell.
According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, the Nationals have already expressed interest in Howell, but they may look to pick up someone via trade. Howell is currently a free agent.
Howell pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays last season and posted a 3.04 ERA. He has been in the Majors for seven seasons and has a 4.42 ERA. While his overall ERA is high, Howell has shown signs of being a lock-down lefty from the bullpen. In 2008, he had a 2.22 ERA. In 2009, he had a 2.84 ERA.
Howell had a significant injury setback in 2010. In May of 2010, it was announced that he would undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his ...
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And so while you're sitting around waiting for Adam LaRoche to sign that three year deal with the Red Sox, say goodbye to the ugly old Washington Nationals batting practice caps, and say hello to the new ones.
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And there's Gio Gonzalez pumping iron at the University of Miami the other day - "Curtesy of the university of miami #houseofpain" says Gio on Tweeter. Still, those guns have nothing on Roger Bernadina's.
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According to numerous reports, the Sox have set their sights on Adam LaRoche, the Nationals first baseman and "by far the most desirable free agent first baseman remaining," according to Adam Kilgore in the Washington Post.LaRoche is 33 and coming off one of the best years of his career. This seems to hinge on the still-not-done Mike Napoli deal. Like so many things, it seems.
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
Reports surfaced before Christmas that lefty specialist Mike Gonzalez had just two teams bidding for his services.
Those reports were wrong.
The Milwaukee Brewers, an apparent hidden third team, has stolen Gonzalez away from both the Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds.
It is unclear how much money he will be getting, but the deal...
According to reports, the Milwaukee Brewers are closing in on a deal for LHP Mike Gonzalez with a physical to take place after January 1. Gonzalez, 34, was one of the pitchers GM Doug Melvin reportedly had on his radar when discussing the relief market last week. Like the recently signed Tom Gorzelanny, Gonzalez has spent time with the Pittsburgh Pirates among other teams...
The Brewers have agreed to sign left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez to a one-year $2.25mm deal, Jim Bowden of ESPN and XM Radio reports. The deal also includes an unknown amount in performance bonuses and will not be finalized until after the first of they year.
Gonzalez signed a minor-league deal last May with the Nationals after bypassing other opportunities.
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