Nationals Get Ryan Tatusko, Tanner Roark In Cristian Guzman Trade

What kind of return do you get for a veteran short-term infielder with a .687 OPS? William Ladson fills us in:

The #Nats are getting RHP Ryan Tatusko in the Cristian Guzman deal.

RHP Tanner Roark is the other pitcher going to the #Nats.

Tatusko is a 25 year old righty with a good ERA but a perilously low strikeout rate in his first exposure to AA. He's switched between the bullpen and the rotation, and doesn't look to be much of a prospect. As for Roark, he's a 23 year old who's been on the same pitching staff as Tatusko, and he's done better, with 75 strikeouts and 33 walks over 105 innings. His stuff, though, isn't exceptional, and while by and large his transition from relief to starting has been a success, he's got an uphill climb if he's ever going to make it. Not much impact potential here for the Nationals, which is about what you should expect for a guy like Cristian Guzman.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.