With spring training wrapping up this month and Opening Day just two weeks away, the Nationals continue to trim their roster towards the 25-man opening day limit. The Nationals now have 33 players in camp.
Six players have been optioned to Syracuse, two re-assigned to minor league camp and veteran catcher Chris Snyder was released.
Ryan Perry- Former first round pick by the Detroit Tigers, Perry struggled in the Spring with a 10.24 ERA over nine and two-third innings in five appearances.
Erik Davis- Davis had a sparking spring, picking up a save in eight innings or work. Davis allowed only four hits, issued but two walks and struck out eight.
Yunesky Maya- The 31 year old Maya had a decent spring, but may be running out of time. Maya posting a 2.25 ERA covering eight innings in five appearances.
Jhonatan Solano- The Nats have plenty of depth behind the plate, even trying Solano in the outfield recently. The 27 year old backstop hit .316 with an RBI in 19 at bats this spring.
Chris Marrero- The former number one pick likely has to beat out Tyler Moore to get a spot at some point this season. Marrero hit .239 in the spring with a home run and seven RBI in 46 at bats.
Corey Brown- One of my personal favorites, Brown likely has Roger Bernadina standing in his way of a spot this year. Brown picked up 51 at bats this spring over 21 games, with two RBI, while batting .275.
Minor League Camp
Ross Ohlendorf- The 30 year old Ohlendorf spent last season with Boston. He only pitched 11 innings this spring and didn't do himself any favors with an ERA of 7.36.
Zach Walters- The 23 year old middle infielder has a great future with the Nationals, just not quite yet. Walters hit a respectible .297 this spring, with a pair of home runs in 37 at bats.
Chris Snyder- The Nats were rumored to be attempting to trade the 32 year old catcher, but unable to find a deal simply released him. Snyder was quickly signed by the Angels. Snyder was a solid emergency plan had Wilson Ramos not recovered from injury.