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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.
The Syracuse Chiefs behind excellent pitching and a two-run home run defeated Round Rock (Houston) on Thursday 3-0,
Jordan Zimmerman went 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and recorded 8 strikouts. Former Toledo Mud Hen Preston Larrison also tossed two shutout innings in relief.
Outfielder Ryan Langerhans hit a solo home run in the 4th inning and Jorge Padilla drove in two runs with a single in the sixth.
Ryan Langerhans RF
Pete Orr 2B
Brad Eldred 1B
Justin Maxwell CF
Joel Guzman 3B
Jorge Padilla DH
Leonard Davis LF
Freddie Bynum SS
Mike Vento PH
Javier Herrera C
The Chiefs are home vs the Gwinnett Braves today in Vierra, FL.
Righthanded pitcher JORDAN ZIMMERMAN still in major league camp pitched for the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday against the Round Rock Express in Kissimmee, FL. The parent Washington Nationals had an off day and Nationals pitching coach Randy St. Claire and Zimmerman made the trip.
Zimmerman pitched five innings, allowing only 1-hit and struck out 8 batters. He threw 58 pitches, 44 for strikes.
The Nationals top pitching prospect will likely get one more start before the spring concludes and decisions made on who goes north to Washington or Syracuse.