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The Nationals gave right-hander Gary Glover his unconditional release on Saturday.
Glover was pitching for Triple A Syracuse and had a 6.32 ERA in 10 appearances.
He became expendable after Washington put Mike MacDougal on the Syracuse roster. The plan is to have MacDougal join the Major League club in a couple of weeks.
Acting general manager Mike Rizzo said right-hander Jorge Sosa most likely will be ready to play for Triple-A Syracuse on May 22. Sosa, who signed a Minor League contract with Washington in December, must complete a 50-game Minor League suspension for testing positive for using an amphetamine. He served more than half of the suspension last year.
The Nationals re-assigned right-hander Gary Glover to Minor League camp and gave outfielder Wily Mo Pena his unconditional release after he refused his assignment to the Minor Leagues.
Glover was a candidate for a bullpen spot, but he gave up seven runs in eight innings. Pena was placed on waivers on Saturday. Opposing teams had three days to claim him and pick up his $2 million salary, but nobody did. Pena then asked for his release and became a free agent.
The Nationals currently have 34 active players in their big league camp.