Jason Bergmann Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A

12:48pm: Bergmann has cleared waivers and will head to Triple-A Syracuse, according to a Ladson tweet.

FRIDAY, 10:28am: The Nationals had a few teams interested in trading for Bergmann, but couldn't find an offer they liked, tweets Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. Resolution on the right-hander should come later today.

THURSDAY, 7:12pm: Ladson tweets that Bergmann has been placed on waivers, meaning he could be outrighted, become a free agent, or be claimed by another team by tomorrow.

MONDAY, 7:20pm: Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com reports that Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo acknowledged fielding calls for Bergmann. 

"We've taken a few calls. We're still in the inquiry stage," said Rizzo. "We still have a few days to do something. Nothing to announce."

The Nats have until Thursday to waive Bergmann, and until Saturday to trade or release him.   

SUNDAY, 11:37am:The Blue Jays have expressed interest in Jason Bergmann, who was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Thursday, tweets Bill Ladson of MLB.com. In a second tweet, Ladson adds that if they acquired Bergmann, the Jays probably wouldn't need him until mid-season.

At the time of Bergmann's DFA, MLBTR speculated that the Jays could take a look at the right-hander, given former Nats' scouting director Dana Brown's familiarity with the 28-year-old. Brown now works on Alex Anthopoulos's staff in Toronto.

The Nationals have a ten-day window, as of Thursday's roster move, to attempt to finalize a trade involving Bergmann.

10 Responses to Jason Bergmann Clears Waivers, Outrighted To Triple-A Leave a Reply

  1. bigpat 5 years ago

    Wow, it’s like clockwork. You guys predicted it.
    I wish Toronto would just leave him alone, their pitching is pretty good right now.

    • iains 5 years ago

      I suspect mlbtr has a toronto template. “X has been designated for assignment. Toronto is said to be interested”

  2. jb1996 5 years ago

    Why trade for him, can’t they just claim him

  3. Three words for the Blue Jays… don’t do it.

  4. gs01 5 years ago

    I’d swear J.P. was still at helm, he always loved picking up other teams garbage, but I guess AA learned a lot from him.

    • Roll Fizzlebeef 5 years ago

      The team is official rebuilding, why not look at some more reclaimation projects and see what serviceable players you can get out of it? Anyway, I’d pass on Bergmann, even with his ties to Dana Brown.

    • damnitsderek 5 years ago

      More often than not, waiver wire guys are on waivers because of a roster crunch, not because they’re garbage. Toronto has made some decent waiver moves since AA took over (Valdez, McCoy, Bowman). You’ve gotta remember, not every guy that gets designated for assignment is Mike Jacobs or Corky Miller.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    True, but in this case, Jason Bergmann wasn’t let go because of roster issues. He was let go because he isn’t a good pitcher.

    • damnitsderek 5 years ago

      Eh, replacement level pitcher in a rut. He still has a chance to be serviceable, it’s crazy what kind of impact a simple change of scenery can do for a guy.

      Or, maybe he’ll be the next Adam Johnson.

  6. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Maybe the Pirates will pick him up. D. McCutchen has sucked as of late, so has Morton, as much as I’d hate to say it. In pretty much every game they’ve lost, they have been blown out.

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