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Broderick claimed back by Cardinals

May 23, 2011, 9:37 PM EST

Brian Broderick, the Rule 5 draftee who was designated for assignment by the Nationals nine days ago, was re-claimed by the Cardinals today.

Broderick passed through waivers — any other club could have claimed him but then been required to keep him on the 25-man roster for the rest of the season — but wasn’t allowed to remain in the Nationals organization after St. Louis re-claimed him.

The Nats, who initially paid $50,000 to acquire Broderick during the Winter Meetings in December, receive $25,000 back from the Cardinals.

The 24-year-old right-hander, a starter throughout his minor-league career, was in an awkward position pitching out of the Nationals’ bullpen as a long reliever. In 11 total appearances, he went 0-1 with a 6.57 ERA.

  1. Cwj - May 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    I wish Broderick well.He just didn't cut it in the deep Nats bullpen.

  2. natsfan1a - May 23, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    What cwj said.

  3. JaneB - May 24, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    I am glad I got to see him pitch so well in spring training. I join cwj and natsfan1a in wishing him well.

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