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Nationals release catcher Jhonatan Solano

The Washington Nationals released catcher Jhonatan Solano today. The 29-year-old catcher spent the year at Triple-A Syracuse in 2014 after getting some major league at bats with the Nats in 2012-13. The move clears another spot on the Nats' 40-Man roster.

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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia-born catcher Jhonatan Solano played a total of 36 games in the majors for the Washington Nationals in 2012-13, but when injuries befell the Nats' backstop corps in 2014, the Nationals turned to Sandy Leon, 25, who played a total of 20 games in the majors while the 29-year-old Solano spent the entire season at Triple-A Syracuse.

In 93 games for the Nationals' top minor league affiliate, in his tenth season in the Nats' system, Solano put up a .251/.305/.388 line with 15 doubles and 10 HRs in 374 plate appearances.

Solano's name showed up on Washington's Transactions page tonight, however, with the Nationals reporting that the catcher had been released.'s Bill Ladson reported on the roster move on Twitter:

The move cleared a spot on the Nationals' 40-Man Roster.

In his 10 minor league seasons with the Nationals, Solano posted a combined .247/.302/.343 line.

In his 87 plate appearances in his 36 major league games, the catcher, signed as an amateur free agent by the Nats in 2005, posted a .217/.253/.349 line with five doubles and two home runs.

He also did this once:

So long, Onion.