The Washington Nationals have released right-handed pitcher Mitch Lively so he can sign a deal with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Lively, 29, has pitched for the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, and Nationals in nine minor-league seasons. With Triple-A Syracuse, Lively pitched well, as he went 0-2 with a 2.31 ERA and 29...
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