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Outfielder Eury Perez was among the players cut from big-league camp today.
Maya made two relief appearances this spring, giving up one run over two innings in each outing. The 31-year-old right-hander, touted as a significant international signing two years ago when the Nationals gave the Cuban a four-year, $8 million contract, has plummeted down the organizational depth chart and will likely pitch out of the back end of Syracuse's rotation to open the season.
Perez, 21, impressed during his first stint in big-league camp, going 6-for-18 with four runs scored in eight Grapefruit League games. One of three center field prospects (along with Michael Taylor and Brian Goodwin) the Nationals are keeping an eye on, Perez will open the season as Harrisburg's starter.
Fulchino and Joaquin were in camp on minor-league contracts and stood little chance of making the Opening Day roster, though Fulchino pitched well out of the bullpen. The 32-year-old right-hander, who has 163 games of major-league experience, tossed four scoreless innings of relief this spring.
Joaquin, 25, allowed one run over three innings, striking out three.
Today's moves leave 39 healthy players in big-league camp.