Nationals Call Up 2-Time World Series Ring Holder

The Washington Nationals have shuffled the deck in their bullpen, selecting the contract of 8-year major league veteran reliever Carl Edwards Jr. The 30-year-old will be joining his 6th big league franchise, after playing varying parts in helping two previous teams win the World Series. 

Edwards was a key member of the Chicago Cubs bullpen in 2016, striking out 13 batters per 9 innings in his 36 innings of work, and following that up with two more very successful seasons in the Cubs 'pen. 

Since then, he's bounced around to a few different teams, and in 2021, he was fortunate enough to throw just one-third of an inning (though surrendering three runs in the process) for the Atlanta Braves. Despite not even being around for their playoff run, the team still voted to give him a World Series ring. 

Very nice touch from the Braves. 

 Overall, Edwards Jr. owns a 3.77 ERA in his big league career, with a 1.13 WHIP and a robust 12 K/9. He was absolutely filthy at Triple-A Rochester to start this season, allowing just 3 hits and one run in 14.1 innings for a 0.63 ERA, while striking out 17 and walking only 4. Those are numbers the Nats could use at the major league level.

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