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Aaron Barrett | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / WAS
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Nationals placed RHP Aaron Barrett on the 60-day disabled list.
Barrett underwent Tommy John surgery in September and isn't expected to be ready to pitch until late in the 2016 campaign. This was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Heisey. Apr 1 - 11:11 PM

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Aaron Barrett (elbow) will throw from 90 feet on Monday.

Barrett isn't ready for mound work yet so he'll be on flat ground. He'll remain at the team's spring training facility in Viera throughout the regular season. Barrett, who underwent Tommy John surgery in September, is hoping to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen later this year, though 2017 is probably a more realistic goal.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 22 - 11:14 AM

Aaron Barrett underwent surgery last week to remove bone chips and spurs from his left ankle.

Barrett played through the ankle issue throughout the 2015 season. It's unclear what his rehab schedule looks like, but the reliever was already slated to miss the 2016 campaign following Tommy John surgery in September.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Nationals activated RHP Aaron Barrett from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move that returns him to the 40-man roster. Barrett will be out until 2017 following Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Aaron Barrett underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday.

Barrett has been on the disabled list for a month and the decision to have the operation was finally made recently. He has an outside shot of returning next September but more likely will be out until 2017.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Aaron Barrett (elbow) likely needs Tommy John surgery.

He's being evaluated by Dr. James Andrews to see if there's another elbow procedure he might be able to have instead, but it looks like he'll have to have Tommy John. The surgery would keep him out until the 2017 season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Aaron Barrett recently visited Dr. James Andrews to get an opinion on his ailing right elbow.

The diagnosis isn't known yet, but Barrett is currently mulling over whether to have surgery or treat the elbow with a platelet-rich plasma injection and rest. Either way, he's done for the season.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Nationals transferred RHP Aaron Barrett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move effectively rules Barrett out for the remainder of the season. The reliever is dealing with a right elbow sprain and it's unclear at this point whether he might need surgery.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Nationals placed RHP Aaron Barrett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 6, with a right elbow sprain.

Barrett was optioned to Triple-A last week, but it was voided after the injury was discovered. It's unknown at this point how long he might be sidelined.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Aaron Barrett to Triple-A Syracuse.

Barrett owns a rough 4.60 ERA in 29 1/3 innings (40 appearances) this year with the Nationals. Blake Treinen has been recalled to give the team a fresh bullpen arm.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Nationals activated RHP Aaron Barrett from the 15-day disabled list.

Barrett was put on the DL with a right biceps strain on June 12. At the time of his injury, he held a 4.79 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 20 2/3 innings. He'll slot back into the National bullpen.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Aaron Barrett (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Wednesday.

It's not clear how many rehab games he might need, but Barrett should be ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen soon. He's been out for over two weeks with a right biceps strain.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 07:06:00 PM

Aaron Barrett (biceps) has been playing catch.

He's not throwing off a mound yet and it's unclear when he might be cleared to do so. Barrett has missed nearly two weeks with a right biceps strain and it will be a little while before he's activated from the disabled list.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Nationals placed RHP Aaron Barrett on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain.

Barrett was lifted from Thursday's contest with the Brewers on account of the biceps strain. In 20 2/3 innings this season, he pitched to a 4.79 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. A timetable for his possible return has not yet been set.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Aaron Barrett was removed from Thursday's contest against the Brewers with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly the injury is or the severity, but he Nationals should have an update on his status after the game.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis