Washington Nationals Announce First Spring Roster Cuts

The Washington Nationals have made their first roster cuts of spring.

Right-hander Joan Adon, who struggled with a 7.10 ERA over 14 starts last season, has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester and is not expected to make the Opening Day rotation.

Similarly, Lucius Fox, who secured a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster last spring, has been reassigned to the minor league camp after failing to impress in the majors last season.

Tommy Romero, Francisco Perez, and Evan Lee have also been reassigned to the minor league camp.

Romero struggled in his first big-league stint with a 10.80 ERA and seven home runs allowed in just 8.1 innings, while Perez logged a 7.27 ERA in 8.2 innings of relief work.

Lee, who suffered a season-ending flexor strain last season, underwhelmed as a starter in the majors but will continue his development as a lefty reliever in Triple-A Rochester.

In addition, the Nationals reassigned outfielder Derek Hill and right-handed pitchers Jackson Tetreault, Anthony Castro, and Zach Brzykcy (#18 prospect) to the minor league camp.

Hill suffered a right hamstring strain and is expected to miss several weeks, while Tetreault, Castro, and Brzykcy are dealing with injuries and will open the year in the minors. Photo Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports