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The Washington Nationals have acquired relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics for reliever Blake Treinen and prospects.
According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network, the Washington Nationals have acquired relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics, in exchange for reliever Blake Treinen, pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo and infield prospect Sheldon Neuse.
Doolittle, 30, was originally selected in the 1st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics and broke into the majors in 2012 as a reliever. Doolittle was able to find success as both a set up man and closer for the Athletics.
Over six seasons, the 2014 MLB All-Star has pitched to a 13-13 record with a 3.09 ERA, as well as 36 saves. This season, Doolittle has battled injuries, but pitched to a 1-0 record and 3.38 ERA in 23 appearances.
Madson, 36, was originally a ninth round selection in the 1998 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and spent nine seasons with Philadelphia. Madson dealt with injuries and was out of the majors for three years before rebounding with the Kansas City Royals, and signing a big contract with…