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Update: Nationals NOT about to deal Todd Coffey

Jul 31, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

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Update: Nevermind that, apparently.  Kilgore just tweeted that he received some bad information and that no Coffey deal is imminent.

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This probably isn’t the trade for a center fielder the Nats have been aiming for, but the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore hears that the Nationals are about to deal Todd Coffey.

Coffey, 30, was signed as a free agent over the winter after posting a 4.76 ERA in 62 1/3 innings for the Brewers last season.  He has a 3.92 ERA and a 33/17 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings this season.  Coffey enjoyed his best year in 2009, posting a 2.90 ERA and striking out a career-best 65 batters in 82 2/3 innings for Milwaukee.

According to Kilgore, the Nats are calling up Atahualupa Severino to replace him in the bullpen.

  1. spudchukar - Jul 31, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Atahualupa Severino, where is this guy from Peru? Hope he doesn’t have to pitch to anyone named Pizarro.

    • b7p19 - Jul 31, 2011 at 12:30 PM

      Those Peruvians sure do produce releif pitchers…

  2. jimbo1949 - Jul 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Adam Kilgore:
    Earlier in this space, I erroneously reported that the Nationals were on the verge of trading Todd Coffey. I received bad information, and I apologize for the mistake. It’s much, much worse to be wrong than to be late, even in an a hyper-instant news climate. There is no excuse for not getting it right. I regret the mistake and can only say I will try my best not to allow it to happen again.

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