According to Washington Post writer Chico Harlan, the Washington Nationals have shipped late-inning left-hander Joe Beimel to the Colorado Rockies. No word yet on what the Nationals will receive in return. Beimel, a 32-year-old reliever who recently expressed a desire to return to the LA Dodgers, was (1-5) with a 3.40 ERA in 39.2 IP in which he allowed 38 hits, 17 R, 15 ER, 3 HR and 14 BB, while collecting 24 K's.
The Washington Nationals pitcher says he likes the way his new team uses him, but he hopes to one day be a Dodger again.
Instant Analysis: Beimel Trade: "Indications are that Ryan Mattheus is involved, a player that wasn't even graded by Sickels--basically meaning that he has very little major league value, plus another minor league pitcher likely in a similar situation."