Mock back in starting rotation

The Nationals have decided to make right-hander Garrett Mock a starter for Triple-A Syracuse. Acting general manager Mike Rizzo said the Nationals want to give Mock multiple innings in order to get his command back on all his pitches.

Mock is familiar with the role. He started three games for Washington last year before becoming a reliever.  

“It gives us another 40-man roster guy that he has been stretched out as a starter. He has experience as a starter,” Rizzo said. 

Mock was sent down to Syracuse on Wednesday night after posting a 6.92 ERA in 13 games. He also had difficulty throwing strikes, walking eight batters in 13 innings.


Nothing to lose by making him return as a Starter in AAA; but of less priority now w/the emergence of Balester and w/Olsen to further crowd the rotation for a spot when he recovers from injury. What’s more important is for him to improve his control…

With the way Balester has struggled this year in AAA, this isn’t a bad move at all


Balester has been pitching lights out in AAA as of lately. McCatty has done wonders for Bally. He will do the same for Mock. Bally has pitched back to back 0 run games. The rotation is starting to get crowed . What a luxury for the Nationals.
Is Olsen’s future in the pen too?

About time, he went. Now about Cabrera, Wells….

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