Aaron Barrett, a reliever from Central High School in his first major league camp, has survived the latest round of cuts by the Washington Nationals.
The Nats optioned reliever Christian Garcia, starter/reliever Ross Ohlendorf, catcher Jhonatan Solano and infielder Zach Walters to triple-A Syracuse. They also reassigned non-roster invitees Will Rhymes, Manny Delcarmen and Brock Peterson to minor league camp.
Pulling out its crystal ball, a Washington Post blog predicted that Castle High School and UE product Jamey Carroll will make the Nats as their final bench player and Barrett will fill the final bullpen role. Carroll, 40, is trying to play at least one more season in the majors, but was not guaranteed a spot in spring training.