Washington Nationals release right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress

Feb 25, 2021; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Jeremy Jeffress (28) takes a break during spring training at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals released right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, according to a report Sunday from the Washington Post.

Jeffress, 33, spent only about two weeks with the Nationals after signing a minor-league deal in February. He was vying for a role in the bullpen after going 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA and eight saves in 22 games with the Chicago Cubs last season.

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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Jeffress was released “for personnel reasons.”

In 414 career games, all but one of which have come in relief, Jeffress is 32-12 with a 3.08 ERA and 52 saves. He earned an All-Star selection with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018, when he finished the season 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 15 saves in 73 appearances.

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