Nationals Release Brad Lidge

June 25: The Nationals officially released Lidge today, according to Comak (on Twitter).

June 17: The Nationals designated Brad Lidge for assignment, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times (via Twitter).  Lidge has appeared in just 9.1 innings this year, allowing ten runs with ten strikeouts and eleven walks.

The reliever known as "Lights Out" gave up a two-run double to Mark Teixeira in the 14th inning of yesterday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees.  Lidge had just recently come off of a stint on the DL which kept him out of action from late April until June 8th.  The 35-year-old has a career ERA of 3.54 with 11.9 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9.