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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
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Barrett has elected to become a free agent.
Barrett chose to test the open market rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A. The 28-year-old missed the entire 2016 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He was set to be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Oct 26 - 2:20 PM

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According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, the Nationals placed Aaron Barrett on outright waivers.

Barrett would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter as a Super Two qualifier and the Nationals didn't feel like giving him a salary bump after he missed the entire 2016 season following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Barrett fractured that same elbow in July while rehabbing and could miss much of 2017. He had a promising rookie year with Washington in 2014, but it's been a frustrating road since.
Oct 24 - 9:41 AM

Aaron Barrett will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday after fracturing his right elbow while in the midst of a rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Brutal. Barrett will undergo surgery and figures to be out of commission well into 2017 now.
Jul 24 - 12:48 PM

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

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

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