Nationals Release Cla Meredith

The Nationals announced that they have released Cla Meredith. The Nationals signed the 27-year-old right-hander to a minor league deal in February and he underwent Tommy John surgery last week.

Meredith posted a 5.40 ERA with 4.2 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 21 relief apppearances for Baltimore last year. He was a key member of the Padres' bullpen from 2006-09, when he posted a 3.26 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 237 1/3 total innings. 

Meredith, a sixth round selection of Boston's in the 2004 draft, reached the majors the following season when he made a three-appearance cameo with the Red Sox. He has appeared in the big leagues every season since his 2005 debut, averaging 57 outings per year and a 3.43 ERA in that time.


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12 Comments on "Nationals Release Cla Meredith"


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JST1331
4 years 3 months ago

What a shocker!

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

I hope someone else gives him a chance when he recovers. STL or Houston maybe. Who knows. Hope he has the kind of success he did in SD some day.

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WolandJR
4 years 3 months ago

He literally just had Tommy John surgery. I don’t think that anyone is going to give him another chance for 12-18 months.

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cookmeister
4 years 3 months ago

didnt this happen with Arredondo? angels released him when he had surgery and the reds snatched him up shortly after

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

no kidding. I just like what he did with SD and hope he eventually gets another shot…

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gunsnascar
4 years 3 months ago

in 2 years he may get a invite from some club to spring training with no contract offers other than a minor league 1 if he does make it on a team

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Jeremiah Graves
4 years 3 months ago

I didn’t think a club could release you if you were on the DL or whatever…although, I guess it’s Spring Training, so they never OFFICIALLY had to put him on the DL. I hope the club still paid for the surgery or whatever…poor guy. Here’s hoping he recovers well and returns to his previous form with the Padres.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Yeah, like right, or whatever.

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kray1000
4 years 3 months ago

Bah to Cla.