It’s like so weird…
According to multiple online sources, the Nationals have re-claimed Cole Kimball, who had been placed on waivers by Toronto Blue Jays in the wake of tonight’s midnight deadline to submit 40-man rosters for the the Rule 5 draft.
According to Mark Zuckerman, the move was required when the Blue Jays claimed another pitcher (Andrew Carpenter) off waivers from the Padres and were trying to clear room for him.
At virtual press, 16 of the 30 MLB teams have added players thus far, per MLBDepthCharts.com
As pointed out below, the Nationals have announced the following four players have been added to the 40-man roster:
- 1B Tyler Moore
- C Jhonatan Solano
- CF Eury Perez
- C Derek Norris
The selection of Solano is the most curious, and one has to think that this means that either Jesus Flores or Norris could be traded, with Solano as the fallback option. Perez is a close second, especially for a position player that hadn’t reached AA.
Thus, notable names that appear to be eligible:
None of these is terribly surprising, and yes, that includes Brad Meyers. As previously reported, players with an injury history are often left unprotected, as are position players with either little AA or AAA experience (e.g. Leon) or coming off subpar seasons (e.g. McCoy).