After optioning catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, the Nationals this afternoon reassigned infielder Jason Martinson to Minor League camp and granted veteran outfielder Logan Schafer his unconditional release.
Martinson, 27, was 7 for 24 (.292/.433/.375) this Spring with two doubles, four walks and 11 Ks in 15 games. A 2010 5th Round pick, Martinson played for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs in 2015, putting up a .218/.299/.380 line with 21 doubles and 19 home runs in 131 games and 559 plate appearances for the Nationals' top minor league affiliate.
Schafer, 29, signed a free agent deal with the Nationals this winter after he put up a .221/.299/.311 line with six doubles, a triple and a home run in 69 games and 143 plate appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015.
He was 4 for 20 with three walks and six Ks in eight games for the Nationals this Spring.
The Nationals made the announcement this afternoon via their official Twitter account:
The #Nats have reassigned INF Jason Martinson to Minor League camp and granted OF Logan Schafer his unconditional release.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 19, 2016