The Nationals designated left-handed reliever Lee Hyde for assignment, according to a team press release. The move was made in order to create a roster spot for Brian Bixler, whose contract was recently purchased from Triple-A Syracuse.
This was Hyde's first season with the Nats after spending the previous five in the Braves organization. The left-hander has performed well in Double-A but has struggled at the Triple-A level. In 29 Triple-A appearances, the 26-year-old owns a 5.64 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 7.1 BB/9.