Nationals release Shawn Hill
The Nationals have put right-hander Shawn Hill on waiver for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.
The Nationals decided to make this move because of the uncertainty of Hill’s health. Hill has yet to play a full season in the big leagues because elbow and forearm problems.
Manager Manny Acta broke the news to Hill on Wednesday morning about 11:30 a.m. ET at Space Coast Stadium.
With Hill off the team, right-handers Collin Balester, Shairon Martis and Jordan Zimmerman will battle for fourth and fifth spots in the rotation.