Brian Broderick Returned To Cardinals

The Cardinals accepted Rule 5 selection Brian Broderick back from the Nationals, according to Ben Goessling of (on Twitter). The Nationals get $25K back from the Cardinals to complete the transaction.

Broderick pitched 12 1/3 innings for the Nationals this year and allowed 16 hits and three walks while striking out four. Manager Jim Riggleman has not used the 24-year-old right-hander since May 13th. The Nationals claimed Broderick after a 2010 season in which he posted a 3.66 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 in 150 innings as a starter in Class A and at Double-A.

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