According to Chico Harlan of the Washington Post, the Nationals designated pitcher Daniel Cabrera for assignment tonight. Acting GM Mike Rizzo was frank: "I was tired of watching him." We all were, Mike. Cabrera told Harlan he would not accept a minor league assignment.
Back when the Nationals signed Cabrera for $2.6MM on December 20th, I thought it was a decent gamble. They beat out the Mets and Pirates to get him. But the velocity that made Cabrera intriguing pre-2008 did not return in 2009. In fact, he lost even more on the fastball. You have to wonder about Cabrera's health. He posted a 5.85 ERA in 40 innings for the Nationals.