James Wagner of the Washington Post reported in a column posted on Wednesday that, according to a source familiar with the situation, Ross Detwiler’s camp has suggested to the Nationals that they pursue a trade if possible.
As Wagner details, Detwiler had a frustrating season as he initially competed for a spot in the starting rotation but was ultimately moved to the bullpen. Over 63 innings in 47 relief appearances, he finished with a 4.00 ERA and a 39/21 K/BB ratio and was ultimately left off of the Nationals’ post-season roster in the Division Series against the Giants.
The 28-year-old lefty is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility, meaning he can become a free agent after the season. MLB Trade Rumors projects Detwiler to earn $3.3 million for the 2015 season. As a result, he could end up being non-tendered by the Nationals if they can’t find a trade partner.