Guthrie has elected to become a free agent, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Guthrie is no stranger to a shaky start here and there, but after getting lit up for 10 earned runs back on April 8, the team designated him for assignment. Rather than go to the minors, Guthrie will take his chances in free agency, though it'd be surprising if he was offered much more than a minor-league deal.
Guthrie was designated for assignment Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Guthrie is coming off the worst outing of his 13-year career, as he allowed 10 earned runs while only recording two outs during Saturday's game against the Phillies. That disastrous start could mark the last major-league start of his career. Matt Albers has been selected to fill Guthrie's spot on the 40-man roster.
Guthrie was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. With the Nationals' probable fifth starter, Joe Ross, not eligible for a call-up until April 12, Guthrie will start in his place for Saturday's game against the Phillies. He likely won't remain on the roster very long, so he doesn't carry much value at all. Michael Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Guthrie will start Saturday for the Nationals as expected, Dan Kolko of MASN reports. Guthrie remains on the Triple-A roster for now, but a roster move will be coming before Saturday's 7:05 PM start time. His spot on the roster is likely to be short-lived. The Nationals can't use Joe Ross for this start because he was optioned fewer than 10 days ago, but unless Guthrie really shuts down Philadelphia on Saturday, Ross will likely be the Nationals' long-term fifth starter.
Guthrie is the likely option to start for the Nationals on Saturday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Manager Dusty Baker wouldn't confirm it Friday, but Guthrie's minors schedule seems to line up in favor of him getting the call. If this comes to pass, fantasy owners of Phillies hitters may be wise to use them.
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