The Washington Nationals made their first round of roster cuts after their 7-6 win over the Cardinals today. Here are those that were cut:
P Bill Bray. Bray was cut and will report to the minor league camp. Bray was signed in the off-season and was thought to be a potential lefty to join Zach Duke in the Nationals bullpen. Bray appeared in two Grapefruit League games and allowed 3 runs and 5 hits in 2 innings. Bray was drafted in the first round by the Montreal Expos in 2004. He was traded by the Nats to the Reds in 2006. Bray will work on mechanics on the minor side of camp and may still have an opportunity to make the club before the season starts.
P Tanner Roark. Roark was also sent to the minor league camp. Roark appeared in two games and allowed 4 hits and 4 runs in 2.1 innings.
O Will Ohman was cut by the Nats. The veteran lefty was invited to Nats camp to compete for a bullpen role. Ohman only appeared in one spring training game and tossed 1 inning.
P Brandon Mann. Mann was sent packing to the minor league side as well. The 29 year old lefty pitched in Japan the last two season and competed for a lefty role in the Nats bullpen. Mann was racked for 3 hits and 3 runs in 1 inning of work in the 7-6 with over the Cards today.