The Red Sox traded catcher Dan Butler to the Nationals for pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. Butler made his MLB debut in 2014, batting .211 with two RBI in seven games for Boston. The 28-year-old catcher has logged six years in the minors, compiling a .256/.349/.416/.765 slash line. The 27-year-old Rosenbaum has yet to make his MLB debut. He was limited to four starts at Triple-A in 2014 before he needed Tommy John surgery. He was cleared to start throwing in December, according to MASNsports.com. Rosenbaum has a 3.12 ERA over six seasons in the minors.
The Nationals optioned outfielder Michael Taylor and starting pitcher Matt Purke to Double-A Harrisburg Thursday. The Nationals also reassigned pitcher Clay Hensley, pitcher Josh Roenicke, pitcher Daniel Stange and pitcher Danny Rosenbaum to minor-league camp.
After returning to the Nationals from the Rockies following spring training -- and subsequently moving back to a familiar role -- pitcher Dan Rosenbaum has blossomed into another standout option at Triple-A Syracuse. Rosenbaum was selected by Colorado in last year's Rule 5 draft, but was sent back to Washington after the Rockies' failed attempt to convert him to a middle reliever. With Syracuse -- his first season at the Triple-A level -- the 25-year-old was placed back into the starting rotation and has yielded just three runs over 23 2/3 innings for a solid 1.14 ERA. However, Rosenbaum isn't a major strikeout force and has fanned just five batters this season and owns a career mark of 6.6 K/9.
The Rockies will return Rule 5 pick Dan Rosenbaum to the Washington Nationals, reports the Washington Times Sunday. Colorado selected the hurler with the third pick in the December Rule 5 draft. He pitched eight spring training innings for the Rockies and allowed four runs and nine hits without a single strikeout.
Nationals starting pitcher prospect Daniel Rosenbaum continues to be one of the Eastern League's (Double-A) top hurlers. Rosenbaum is 6-0 with a 0.99 ERA and .194 opponents' batting average in nine starts. He also has two complete games, 41 strikeouts and nine walks in 63 1/3 innings.
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