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Aaron Barrett | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
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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. Nov 6 - 9:28 AM

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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.
Sep 4 - 4:33 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.
Sep 1 - 6:30 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.
Aug 31 - 6:45 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.
Aug 21 - 2:57 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.
Aug 9 - 11:44 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.
Aug 6 - 11:42 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.
Jul 10 - 2:58 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.
Jun 30 - 7:06 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.
Jun 24 - 10:41 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.
Jun 12 - 2:34 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.
Jun 11 - 11:04 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Aaron Barrett from Triple-A Syracuse.

Barrett had a 3.21 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings earlier this season out of the Washington bullpen and then rattled off 10 scoreless appearances after being demoted to Syracuse. He should fare well in a middle relief role down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Aaron Barrett has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Syracuse due to back spasms.

It shouldn't prevent him from being a September call-up for the Nationals. The 26-year-old has posted a 9.45 ERA over 10 appearances in the majors this year.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Aaron Barrett to Triple-A Syracuse.

Barrett got off to a great start this season but holds a 9.45 ERA over his last 10 appearances. He'll get another shot later this year.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 03:26:00 PM

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R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Blake Treinen
4Felipe Rivero
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