Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals are expected to sign reliever Brad Boxberger to a minor league contract.
Boxberger, 31, was released by the Royals last week after posting a 5.40 ERA with a 27/17 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings in the first three months of the season. It marked a second subpar season, as he finished with a 4.39 ERA as the Diamondbacks’ closer last year.
Boxberger was an All-Star and led the AL in saves with 41 in 2015. The Nationals, with baseball’s second-worst bullpen ERA at 6.08, will hope Boxberger can turn things around and help bridge the gap to closer Sean Doolittle.
Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.
The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.
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