By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Nationals acquired relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough from the Miami Marlins. In exchange for the pitcher, the Marlins are receiving international slot money.
He spent his tenure career with the Marlins before the trade on Wednesday.
The Nationals have several relief pitchers, who are free agents and may not return. That list includes Joaquin Benoit, Kelvin Herrera, and Greg Holland.
Barraclough is heading into his Arbitration 1 season. He will have two more years of Arbitration-eligible seasons in 2020 ans 2021 before becoming a free agent.
He made $1.113 million in 2018.
This past season, he went 1-6 in 61 games and 25 games finished. He had a 4.20 ERA in 55 2/3 innings with 60 strikeouts and 34 walks.
This past season was his worst season in the Big Leagues. He also allowed 27 runs with 26 earned.
Prior to the 2018 season, he went 6-2 in 2017 in 66 games and 12 games finished. He had a 3.00 ERA in 66 innings with 76 strikeouts and 38 walks.
He allowed 25 runs with 22 earned.
He also went 6-3 in 75 games during the 2016 season with six games finished. He had a 2.85 ERA in a career-high 72 2/3 innings with a career-high 113 strikeouts and 44 walks.
Barraclough allowed 24 runs with 23 earned.
As a rookie in 2015, he went 2-1 in 25 games with five games finished. He had a 2.59 ERA in 24 1/3 innings with 30 strikeouts and 18 walks.
He also allowed eight runs with seven earned.