Bergmann outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse
Right-hander Jason Bergmann has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. Bergmann had a chance to opt for free agency, but wanted to stay in the organization.
Last week, the Nationals designated Bergmann for assignment. He had been inconsistent during his five years with the team. He was 12-24 with a 5.04 ERA in 155 games. This season, Bergmann gave up four runs in 2 1/3 innings.
When reached by phone Friday afternoon, Bergmann said he expects to be back in the big leagues soon, but needs to be more consistent on the mound.
“I’ve grown up with the Nationals my whole career,” Bergmann said. “Obviously, I want to play in the Major Leagues. I’m confident in my abilities and I will be back with the Nationals. If no one wanted to pick me up, that’s fine. But I have a chance to go back down to Syracuse, do my best and come back up.”