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Washington Nationals reportedly calling Aaron Barrett back up to majors

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For the first time since 2015, Aaron Barrett is being added to the major league roster in the nation’s capital. Watch as Barrett and teammates learn he got the call...

Screencap from video via @HbgSenators

Aaron Barrett was working his way back from Tommy John surgery back in 2016, when he fractured his right elbow throwing a pitch off the mound while rehabbing in the Nationals’ system.

Following surgery, and two years of rehab, Barrett returned to Washington’s minor league system in 2018, posting a 1.74 ERA, eight walks, and 26 Ks for the New York/Penn League’s Auburn Doubledays, and he spent 2019 at Double-A Harrisburg, where the 31-year-old put up a 2.75 ERA, 16 walks, 62 Ks, and 31 saves in 50 games and 52 13 IP as the closer for the Senators.

For the first time since 2015, Barrett is headed back to the big leagues. Though his call up to the majors hasn’t been officially announced yet, Washington Post writer Jesse Dougherty is reporting on Twitter that Barrett’s return is imminent, and the Senators posted the following video online, which the Nationals have retweeted, so the announcement should be coming soon.

Warning: Skip this video if you don’t like to feel things like emotions...

Congrats, Aaron. Well-deserved, and earned. Welcome back to Washington, D.C., whenever you finally arrive...