If the team is adding anything, it will be an infielder to help out after the new injury to 3B Ryan Zimmerman or relief pitching to boost an already solid bullpen. One reliever to look into is Houston Astros pitcher Tony Sipp.
Sipp is a 31-year-old left-handed reliever who is posting a 2.56 ERA through more than 31 innings of pitching this season. He would bring a style that the Nationals are comfortable with. Sipp does not walk many batters as his WHIP is under one this year. The Nationals could look to move a relief pitcher like Ross Detwiler or Jerry Blevins in exchange for a player like Sipp. The team also has options when you look at their triple-A roster. If the Nationals don’t want to breakup the big league bullpen, they have top prospects in the farm system they can offer up.
Sipp or another relief pitcher like Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara are good options to look at. The Nats remain one of the best pitching teams in all of baseball, and they have no urgent need to adjust the roster.
With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, eyes are on the Nationals to see if they will make any big moves.