The Nationals have announced that Brian Broderick has been designated for assignment, clearing the way for Cole Kimball to join the Washington Nationals.
Broderick was a Rule 5 pick last December and made the club out of spring training. He has struggled at the major-league level, allowing nine runs on 16 hits over 12⅓ innings in 11 appearances, posting 0-1 record with a 6.57 ERA.
Kimball has 0.00 ERA in 12 appearances, with eight hits and eight walks allowed over 13⅔ innings and 14 strikeouts. He had a 1-0 record with five saves before the move.
With the callup, the so-called 2006 Nationals draft shutout is officially over.