Pitcher Makes Nationals Opening Day Roster After Laboring In Minors For 8 Seasons

After eight years in the minor leagues with four different organizations, 29-year-old right-handed reliever Hobie Harris has finally earned a spot on the Washington Nationals' Opening Day roster.

Harris signed a minor league contract with the Nationals last November and performed admirably during the Grapefruit League this spring, allowing only one run on three hits and recording seven strikeouts across eight appearances totaling 10 innings pitched.

His hard work and dedication in the minor leagues have paid off, and this will be his first opportunity to play in the majors.

In the 2022 season, Harris played for the Triple-A Nashville team in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, where he posted an impressive 2.04 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, eight saves, and 56 strikeouts in 53 relief innings.

Throughout his minor league career, he has accumulated a 3.12 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 25 saves, and 370 strikeouts over 322.2 relief innings.

It's inspiring to see Harris' dedication and hard work finally pay off, and it will be intriguing watching him pitch for the Nationals in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports