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NATS MAKE FINAL CUTS

The Washington Nationals made their final roster moves today before the start of the 2009 baseball season by optioning GARRET MOCK and JASON BERGMANN and assigning right hander pitcher JESUS COLOME to Syracuse.

The Nationals added non-roster players JOSH BARD (C), JULIAN TAVAREZ (RHP) and lefthander pitcher WILL LEDEZMA.

BERGMANN, 27 has played for the Nationals during parts of the past four seasons, making a combined 43 starts in 2007-2008.  This season he has been used exclusively out of the bullpen.

MOCK, 25, started his career with the Diamondbacks before being traded to the Nationals in 2006.  Used mainly as a starter, Mock made his major league debut last season for Washington going 1-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 26 appearances.

COLOME, 31, has pitched in over 300 games in the Major Leagues  with Tampa Bay and Washington. and has made 122 appearance out of the bullpen for the Nats the past two years all in relief.

The moves also allowed the Nationals to start the season with four starting pitchers leaving super pitching prospect JORDAN ZIMMERMANN expected to begin the season in Syracuse before the Nats need a fifth starter on April 19th.

NATIONALS SIGN A PAIR OF VETERANS

The Washington Nationals looking to create depth in their bullpen signed veteran righthanded pitchers KIP WELLS and JULIAN TAVAREZ this week to minor league contracts. Both could wind up in Syracuse with the Chiefs before earning a promotion to Washington.

WELLS, 31, was injured much of the 2008 season and pitched in only 15 games for the Colorado Rockies and 10 games for the Kansas City Royals.

He was a member of the 2007 St. Louis Cardinals and made 34 starts and was 7-17 with a 5.90 ERA.

TAVAREZ, 35, began last season with the Milwaukee Brewers before finishing the season with the Atlanta Braves. The versitile righthander made 43 relief appearances last season and recorded a 4.71 ERA.

Wells and Tavarez join veterans Josh Towers, Gary Glover, Gustavio Chacin, Wil Ledezma, Jorge SosaandJesus Colome as non roster players in the Nationals camp.

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