Duaner Sanchez Released

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Mets GM Omar Minaya announced that reliever Duaner Sanchez has been released.  The Mets did not feel Sanchez could be effective in the Majors.  I believe the Mets only have to pay him about $281K now since his contract was not guaranteed.  Sanchez, 29, posted a 4.32 ERA in 58.1 innings last year.  His fastball was down about 3.5 mph from 2005-06 levels.

Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post says the Nationals may have interest in Sanchez.

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