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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals release Hunter Strickland + more Nats links...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Hunter Strickland stories as we wait to see what the Nationals do for the next month or so...

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Honestly, this is just a bunch of “Hunter Strickland gets released stories” and whatever NL East updates we could find. Probably going to be like this for a while now, so maybe try to get used to this. Go read your Hunter Strickland links...

NATS BEAT:

Strickland's release opens door for others to make roster - (MASN)
"The 31-year-old’s biggest issue: He couldn’t keep the ball in the yard. All told, across 29 2/3 regular season, postseason and spring training innings with the Nationals, he served up 11 homers. That’s a staggering rate."

Strickland released in series of roster moves - (MLB.com)
"Strickland, 31, failed to find his footing after he landed with Washington as a Deadline acquisition from Seattle in 2019."

Hunter Strickland released amid bevy of Nationals roster moves - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Mid-afternoon Saturday marked the end of Hunter Strickland’s laborious time with the Washington Nationals."

Nationals release veteran reliever Hunter Strickland - (WaPost)
"The 31-year-old signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract in the offseason, but by cutting Strickland now, the Nationals only owe him 45 days’ worth of termination pay, which comes out to around $387,000."

Roster moves include release of veterans Strickland, Hernandez - (MASN)
"This offseason at Nationals Winterfest, Strickland said had hoped arriving to camp 100 percent healthy was going to make the difference."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

Each club's key takeaway from Spring Training - (MLB.com)
"With several additions and a one key subtraction -- Anthony Rendon -- the Nationals are keeping themselves fueled to repeat by any means necessary."

NL EAST UPDATES:

Phillies sign top international prospect Yhoswar Garcia, per report - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"The Phillies have been interested in Venezuelan outfielder Yhoswar Garcia for some time and finally signed the international prospect on Saturday, according to Baseball America."

MLB clubs' actions provide clue how long this could last - (NY Post)
"There was no talk of ramping it up from Brodie Van Wagenen on Saturday. Only talk of ramping it down."

MLB The Show 20: Which Marlins are overrated/underrated in new game? - (Fish Stripes)
"The spread of coronavirus has shut down practically all organized sporting events, the Marlins included. One way to fill the void is to create your own action in the gaming world."

Braves players leaving Florida as MLB suspends spring operations - (AJC.com)
"The Braves won’t be staying in Florida, after all. At least not all of them."