The Nationals announced Tuesday that the team has released infielder Jeff Kobernus, the Washington Post reports. Kobernus was sent to minor-league camp last week after going 2 for 13 in eight appearances with the Nationals this spring. He hit .257/.338/.359 with two home runs, 23 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 206 at-bats with Triple-A Syracuse last season.
The Nationals announced that the team has optioned infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus to their Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs. Kobernus was hitting .154 in spring training with six strikeouts in 13 at bats. RHP Erik Davis, still recovering from Tommy John surgery, remains on the Major League roster, but the team will have him continue his rehab in the minor league camp.
The Nationals have promoted versatile Jeff Kobernus from Triple-A Syracuse. Kobernus has yet to appear in the bigs this season. He managed five hits in 30 at-bats for Washington in 2013.
The Nationals have released 35-year-old first baseman Greg Dobbs as one of a flurry of moves. They also optioned second baseman Jeff Kobernus to Triple-A from the 60-day disabled list and released reliever Christian Garcia. Dobbs has been used almost exclusively as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement this season. He had just seven hits in 41 at-bats.
The Nationals recalled infielder Jeff Kobernus from the minors and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a broken left hand. Kobernus underwent surgery on his hand earlier this week after getting hit by a pitch at the plate.