Langerhans Contract Purchased By Nats

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, May 23, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

This just in from the Columbus Clippers website:

May 23rd, 2008


5/23 - OF Ryan Langerhans purchased by Washington
5/23 - RHP Brian Sanches purchased by Washington
5/23 - LHP Charlie Manning purchased by Washington
5/23 - RHP Chris Schroder optioned from Washington
5/23 - LHP Matt Chico optioned from Washington

Thanks to NFA for the heads up.

The 28-year old Langerhans is currently hitting 306/417/438 with the Clippers with three home runs and a team-leading 24 RBI. He is a fifth OF, another LH bat for the bench who can be a late inning defensive replacement.

The 29-year old Manning is 0-0 with six saves for Columbus over 19 appearances. In 27 2/3 innings of work, he has a 1.95 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 34 strikeouts and 13 walks. He likely assumes the LOOGY role out of the Nationals bullpen.

The 29-year old Sanches is 0-0 with seven saves for Columbus over 14 appearances. Over 18 1/3 innings pitched, he has a 0.98 ERA and 0.64 WHIP with 26 strikeouts and only three walks. His role is likely to replace Schroder as a RH option out of the bullpen.

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