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Nationals release RHP Joe Nathan, 8th all-time in saves

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Veteran reliever Joe Nathan has been released by the Washington Nationals, ending his bid to make the team a week before opening day.

The Nationals also unconditionally released another righty reliever on Monday, Matt Albers.

Nathan's 377 career saves rank second among active pitchers and eighth in major league history.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Murphy.347
HR: D. Murphy25
RBI: D. Murphy104
SB: T. Turner33
W: M. Scherzer20
ERA: T. Roark2.83
Saves: M. Melancon30
K: M. Scherzer284
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Atlanta 00.000-
Miami 00.000-
NY Mets 00.000-
Philadelphia 00.000-
Washington 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (17)
Runs: 763 (8)
Hits: 1403 (20)
Home Runs: 203 (11)
Stolen Bases: 121 (7)
OBP: .326 (10)
SLG: .426 (13)
Total Bases: 2338 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (2)
Runs Allowed: 612 (2)
Saves: 46 (11)
Strikeouts: 1476 (2)
OpBA: .234 (3)
OBP: .300 (3)
SLG: .376 (3)
Run Support: 4.70 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27 M. Albers Released
3/27 J. Nathan Released
3/25 B. Goodwin Sent to Minors
3/25 M. Grace Sent to Minors
3/25 R. Martín Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/24 J. Marmolejos Strained left forearm (on 60-day DL)
2/16 M. Scherzer Broken right knuckle (day-to-day)
9/18 D. Murphy Sore buttocks (day-to-day)
9/8 S. Strasburg Flexor mass strain in right arm (day-to-day)
9/7 S. Strasburg Left game - elbow (day-to-day)
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