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Nationals acquire Roenis Elías from Mariners

Seattle Mariners v Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JUNE 26: Roenis Elias #55 of the Seattle Mariners pitches the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 26, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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First they get Daniel Hudson, now they get another pitcher: the Washington Nationals have acquired Roenis Elías from the Seattle Mariners.

Elías has a 4.40 ERA in 44 relief appearances. He has a K/BB ratio of 45/17 in 47 innings. He’s been closing for the Mariners and has 14 saves on the year. He won’t be closing for Washington. He’s a lefty, and lefties are gold. Or at least we’re led to believe they are. Baseball teams certainly still seem to think so. Fun fact, though: lefties have tattooed Elías this year, hitting .353/.441/.549 off of him. Small sample sizes I suppose.

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