April 20, 2021

Washington Nationals make additional cuts; Robinson makes the team

Following the Washington Nationals 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday, the team another round of cuts toward the Opening Day 25-man roster.

Lefty reliever Rich Hill was assigned to AAA Syracuse, meaning Xavier Cedeno, who was out of options, will likely be the second lefty in the Nats bullpen.

Non-roster invitee Clint Robinson made the team as a reserve LF/1B. Robinson, 30, was a 25th round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2007. It’s the first time in his career he’s made an opening day roster.

Robinson’s good fortune means Mike Carp did not make the team. He was reassigned to minor league camp. With an out clause in his contract, it was unknown at the time of this post if he would accept the assignment.


About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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