Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez was clear after Friday night’s loss that the six-man bullpen the Nats rolled with in the series opener with the Atlanta Braves was not ideal.
A move might be necessary, Martinez told reporters after the game.
“We’ll see,” he said. “I haven’t talked to [GM] Mike [Rizzo] yet but we’ll see in the morning. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s tough having six guys, that was tough trying to put that all together there are the end.”
The Nationals recalled lefty Sammy Solis this morning, giving them seven arms in the pen, and also added a reliever to the organization when they dealt outfielder Brian Goodwin to Kansas City in return for Royals’ minor leaguer Jacob Condra-Bogan.
Goodwin, 27, wasn’t getting a whole lot of at bats with the Nationals’ outfield mix crowded, and the 2011 1st Round pick was out of options. He was 13 for 65 (.200/.321/.354) with a double and three home runs in 48 games and 79 plate appearances, missing time with a wrist injury, but returning back in early June.
Solis, 29, was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in late June. He’s made five appearance in July, giving up three hits, three walks, and three runs, two earned over four innings.
In the majors this season, the 2010 2nd Round pick has put up a 4.50 ERA, a 4.22 FIP, 15 walks (4.82 BB/9), and 30 Ks (9.64 K/9) in 28 innings.
Condra-Bogan, 23, put up a 2.08 ERA, a 1.71 FIP, two walks (0.69 BB/9) and 39 Ks (13.50 K/9) in 16 games and 26 IP at Low-A Lexington in the Royals’ system this system before he made a jump to High-A Wilmington in the Carolina League.