Roy Clark joining Nationals; MacDougal has surgery

I just received a call from Braves reporter Mark Bowman of He has confirmed that that Roy Clark is leaving the Braves as their scouting director and joining the Nationals as a assistant general manager.

Clark will help general manager Mike Rizzo and assistant scouting director Kris Kline with the 2010 First Year Player Draft. The Nationals did not confirm the hiring of Clark.

In other news, closer Mike MacDougal had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon in Vail, Colorado. MacDougal should begin a throwing program in six to eight weeks and should be fully recovered by Spring Training.

MacDougal had problems with the hip since late August, but pitched until the end of the season. In 52 games for the Nationals, MacDougal saved 20 games and had a 3.60 ERA.

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A hip injury? That would explain the problems MacDougal had in September. I hope he has a speedy and full recovery.

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