Nationals Claim Pitcher With Fantastic Minor-League Numbers Off Waivers

The Washington Nationals have bolstered their bullpen depth by claiming left-handed pitcher Joe La Sorsa off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

La Sorsa, a 25-year-old southpaw, recently made his MLB debut with the Rays but was designated for assignment before joining the Nationals.

In his brief stint with the Rays, La Sorsa showcased promise, recording a 2.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a 3/3 K/BB ratio across 4.1 innings in two appearances.

Despite a slight dip in his strikeout numbers this season, La Sorsa's overall performance in the minor leagues suggests he has the potential to contribute to the Nationals' bullpen in the long term.

The addition of La Sorsa brings controllability and a solid track record, making him an intriguing option for a bullpen in need of stability.

Following the transaction, La Sorsa is expected to join the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate team based in Rochester as he continues to develop and refine his skills.

For his minor-league career, he holds a fantastic 2.87 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, with 201 strikeouts across 203.2 innings and work and 99 appearances. Photo Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports