Washington Nationals Sign Former Red Sox Pitcher

The Washington Nationals have signed right-handed pitcher Tyler Danish to a minor-league contract.

Danish was recently released by the New York Yankees after failing to make their season-opening roster.

However, the Nationals have brought him in as an extra relief option in their rebuilding process, and he will be assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, Rochester.

Danish, a second-round pick in the past, had a pedestrian performance last year with the Boston Red Sox, recording a career-high 40.1 innings pitched and making 32 appearances, with a 5.13 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts.

Despite missing out on the Yankees' Opening-Day roster, Danish now has another chance to prove himself in the Nationals' organization. His experience in the major leagues last season could prove valuable to the Nationals as they look to develop their pitching depth.

Over his four-year career, the 28-year-old holds a 5.06 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, with 43 strikeouts across 53.1 innings and 43 appearances. Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports