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Washington Nationals reportedly acquire Enny Romero from Tampa Bay Rays...

According to reports this afternoon, the Nationals have acquired left-hander Enny Romero from the Rays for a minor league pitcher. More info when it’s available...

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According to a report this afternoon by Tampa Bay Times’ beat writer Marc Topkin, the Washington Nationals and Rays have worked out a trade for lefty reliever Enny Romero.

Topkin wrote on Twitter that the deal will be in exchange for an as-yet unnamed minor league starter from the Nationals’ organization.

Romero, 26, signed with the Rays out of the Dominican Republic in 2008. The hard-throwing left-hander debuted in the majors with one appearance in 2013.

Last season, he posted a 5.91 ERA, a 4.79 FIP, 28 walks (5.52 BB/9), 50 Ks (9.85 K/9) and a .239/.343/.395 line against in 45 23 innings pitched over which he held left-handed hitters to a .284/.385/.439 and right-handed hitters to a .211/.317/.368 line.

Romero features a 96-99 mph fastball, a cutter (89 mph AVG) and slider (84 mph AVG).

In his third season in the majors, the southpaw earned $510,000 in 2016, and as Topkin noted on Twitter, he was out of options and in danger of a Spring DFA, so a trade for the reliever makes sense:

Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes confirmed the reports of a deal being imminent and suggested it could be a lower-level prospect going to the Rays:

More information on the rumored deal when it is available...

Did Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo, who acquired Felipe Rivero from the Rays in a 2014 deal, before trading the left-hander to the Pittsburgh Pirates last summer, just find his new (slightly older) Rivero?

UPDATE: The Nationals just made the deal official:

Jeffrey Rosa, 21, is also a Dominican-born pitcher, a right-hander who spent the 2016 campaign with the Gulf Coast League’s Nationals, putting up a 4.91 ERA, a 4.12 FIP, 20 walks (4.46 BB/9) and 34 Ks (7.59 K/9) in 11 starts and 40 13 innings.