In order to make room on the 40-Man roster for Jeremy Hellickson, who returned for second season in D.C. on a 1-year/$1.3M deal last week, the Washington Nationals designated 26-year-old reliever Trevor Gott for assignment.
Gott, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in a December 2015 trade for infielder Yunel Escobar, has now been traded to the San Francisco Giants according to a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
Gott, a hard-throwing right-hander who debuted in the majors with LA in 2015, was talked about as a potential future back end arm when he was acquired, but he struggled in limited time in the majors in three seasons with the Nats, posting a 7.39 ERA, a 5.80 FIP, 16 walks, and 24 Ks in 33 games and 28 innings on the mound in the majors between 2016-18.
As noted in his tweet, Rosenthal didn’t have any information on the Nationals return in today’s deal, but we’ll update this post when the deal is official and that info is available...
The Giants and Nationals have subsequently announced the deal, which has Washington receiving “cash considerations” in return: