Yahoo!Sports.com's Jeff Passan reported in the last half and hour that the return for the Nationals is two minor leaguers. As of now, all that is reported is that it will be an infielder and "another reliever."
There were reports of interest in Detwiler throughout the Winter Meetings.
Earlier this winter, Washington Post writer James Wagner reported that Detwiler thought the team lost faith in him and a trade might be the best thing, writing that according to a, "... a person familiar with the situation, Detwiler’s camp has suggested to the Nationals that they pursue that avenue if possible."
The 28-year-old, '07 1st Round pick was coming off a disappointing 2014 campaign which saw the left-hander moved to the bullpen in Spring Training and used sporadically throughout the season before he was left off the postseason roster for the NLDS.
Detwiler finished the year with a 4.00 ERA, a 4.16 FIP, 21 walks (3.00 BB/9) and 39 Ks (5.57 K/9) in 47 games and 63 IP.
The WaPost's Wagner reported yesterday in an article from the WInter Meetings in San Diego that both the Los Angeles Angels and Rangers expressed interest in Detwiler this week.
New York Post writer Joel Sherman too was hearing that there was interest in the lefty and Nats' GM Mike Rizzo told reporters that teams inquired about the southpaw:
#Nationals also open to moving Detwiler to teams that value him as a SP and, therefore, would return more— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2014
Rizzo says teams asking about Ross Detwiler are interested in him as reliever & some as starter. Starter would obviously net more in trade.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) December 10, 2014
While there is still no official word on which minor leaguers the Nationals are receiving in return there are multiple sources confirming that a deal is done:
Source: Texas gets Ross Detwiler from Washington for two minor leaguers, one an infielder and another a reliever.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2014
Scott Boeck, is an MLB Digital editor for USA Today. Will add sources for the Nats' return when more have confirmed that report....