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Nationals interested in Boone Logan

Nov 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has talked about wanting to add some left-handed bullpen help and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the team has shown interest in free agent southpaw Boone Logan.

Logan spent the past four seasons as the Yankees’ situational left-hander, tossing 176 innings in 256 appearances, and struck out 10.3 batters per nine innings with a 3.38 ERA. He missed nearly the entire final month with an elbow injury and had surgery to remove a bone chip in October, but is expected to be fully healthy in time for spring training.

At age 29 he figures to get a multi-year deal, although trying to predict the middle reliever market is always tough.

  1. jbriggs81 - Nov 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I personally really like Boone Logan as a team’s lefty out of the pen. However, based upon his past two seasons with the Yankees, I find it incredibly odd that any team would take a risk of a two or three year deal with him. My concern is based solely on injury concerns In 2011, Boone pitched more innings than any other reliever and had some fatigue/injury/arm issues that he came into 2012’s spring training with. I believe he may not have pitched in spring training 2012 because of those injuries (he may have thrown a few innings by the end of March – but not many). Then he went out and threw a lot of innings again in 2012 which gave him an elbow issue late in the season and recently had surgery to remove a bone chip.
    Based on those particular issues, how can you give him a multi-year contract? It doesn’t make sense

  2. NYTolstoy - Nov 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    true but baseball doesn’t have to make sense for people to throw money around. Where history is ignored and what did he do last year counts to all GMs. Remember Pedro Feliciano signed a two year deal with the yankees after throwing 2,739 innings with the mets the two years before. Then imidiatly broke down and never pitched a season in pinstripes. Booney will get his deal and hope he can best history and stay healthy.

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