Washington Nationals Sign Flame-Throwing Pitcher

The Washington Nationals have recently made a move to bolster their roster by bringing in reliever Junior Fernández through a minor league contract.

This acquisition comes following Fernández's stint with the Toronto Blue Jays' system during the 2023 season, where his performance showcased a mixture of potential and inconsistency.

Over the course of 42 games for Buffalo, Fernández struggled to maintain a strong ERA, posting a figure of 5.69.

Despite this, the 26-year-old right-handed pitcher is not without his strengths. He is recognized for his upper-90s sinker, a pitch that has proven effective in inducing ground balls.

Notably, Fernández displayed promise in the previous season, managing an impressive 2.41 ERA across 18.2 innings of major league play.

With his arrival in the Nationals' organization, there is a hope that a change of scenery and coaching could lead to an improvement in his performance.

The Nationals are likely eyeing him as organizational depth, but also potentially considering him for a bullpen role at the major league level should he make his way onto the 40-man roster. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports