Madson was shipped to the Nationals along with fellow reliever Sean Doolittle on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of reports.

Madson and Doolittle will bring enormous help to Washington's struggling bullpen as the Athletics snag Blake Treinen, Jesus Lazardo and Sheldon Neuse. Looking ahead, Madson should help anchor a late-inning role after delivering an exceptional fist half of the 2017 season with Oakland, posting a 2.06 ERA with a 0.79 WHIP in 40 appearances. His 39:6 K:BB while allowing just 0.5 HR/9 should translate even better to the Senior Circuit, and allow Madson to take a key spot in the bullpen -- which may include save chances -- as the Nationals make their push toward the playoffs.

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