After 8 seasons with the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, right-handed reliever Jason Bergmann's time with the team may have come to an end, as the 28-year-old was designated for assignment this afternoon to make room on the Nats' roster for today's starter Scott Olsen, who'll take the mound against the Philadelphia Philies just after 3:05 pm EST in Citizens Bank Park. Bergmann, an '02 Expos' 11th Round pick will have to clear waivers to be sent to Triple-A Syracuse, and according to Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore's Tweet announcing the decision, "...the #Nats are not assuming he'll clear waivers, Jim Riggleman said." Bergmann, for his part, who's made 328 appearances over with the Expos/Nationals, was obviously upset by the team's decision, telling Mr. Kilgore, as quoted on Twitter (@AdamKilgoreWP):
"'I got fired from my job today. This is probably the worst day of my life right now.'"
If this is indeed the end of Bergmann's time with the Nats, he'll finish with a (12-24) record over six MLB seasons, during which he gave up an average of 9.2 H/9, 1.5 HR/9 and 3.5 BB/9, with 6.9 K/9 innings recorded. Any MLB team that wishes to claim Bergmann now has 48 hours to do so.