Nationals Release Chris Coste

The Nationals have unconditionally released catcher Chris Coste, according to a team press release.  The 37-year-old recently underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery.

The backstop was placed on waivers by the Mets in late March and was quickly claimed by the Nats.  Coste made a combined 230 plate appearances for the Astros and Phillies last season, hitting .224/.301/.317. 

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