Monday, May 23, 2011

Broderick claimed back by Cardinals

Brian Broderick, the Rule 5 draftee who was designated for assignment by the Nationals nine days ago, was re-claimed by the Cardinals today.

Broderick passed through waivers -- any other club could have claimed him but then been required to keep him on the 25-man roster for the rest of the season -- but wasn't allowed to remain in the Nationals organization after St. Louis re-claimed him.

The Nats, who initially paid $50,000 to acquire Broderick during the Winter Meetings in December, receive $25,000 back from the Cardinals.

The 24-year-old right-hander, a starter throughout his minor-league career, was in an awkward position pitching out of the Nationals' bullpen as a long reliever. In 11 total appearances, he went 0-1 with a 6.57 ERA.


Cwj said...

I wish Broderick well.
He just didn't cut it in the deep Nats bullpen.

natsfan1a said...

What cwj said.

JaneB said...

I am glad I got to see him pitch so well in spring training. I join cwj and natsfan1a in wishing him well.

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