"I think he needs to go down there to get his everyday at-bats and reps in the outfield. He needs to prove, not only to the Nationals but 29 other clubs, that he is a viable Major League force." (Mike Rizzo, via Nationals dot com, 3/28/2009)
Anybody looking for a DH?
The one-time object of Jimbo's desire gets placed on waivers.
More cuts, no surprises: Jose Castillo, Corey Patterson, Javier Valentin reassigned to the minors; Valentin, another ex-Red without a handshake agreement, decides to take his chances with Free Agency.
But the biggest news of all, of course:
Balester is the odd man out for now, but anyone want to set the over/under on when Collin Balester replaces Daniel Cabrera in the rotation? We're feeling June 15th.