Central grad Barrett shines out of pen for Nats

Central High School graduate Aaron Barrett has been nearly perfect out of the bullpen in spring training for the Washington Nationals. He earned his first save last Saturday in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

For the spring, he has yet to allow a run in seven appearances, spanning eight innings. He has allowed four hits, walked none and struck out seven.

But it still will be difficult for him to make the Nats’ final 25-man roster entering the regular season, because their ‘pen is stacked.On the other hand, if he keeps putting up these kind of numbers, he should be making his Major League debut for real in the coming months.


–Gordon Engelhardt


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About Gordon Engelhardt

Many moons ago, I was a semipro baseball pitcher and my love for the grand old game continues unabated. I was lucky enough to cover the White Sox in the 1983 ALCS and the Cubbies in the 1984 NLCS while living in northern Illinois. I have covered several Cardinals games, but never in postseason.

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