Aaron Barrett has done it.
He's made it back to Major League Baseball. After almost four whole years of dealing with Tommy John surgery, bone spurs in his ankle, an elbow fracture and all the ensuing rehab, the Nationals called Barrett back up to the big leagues Tuesday as rosters expanded from 25 to 40 active players.
Barrett, his manager and his teammates were all overcome with emotion when the news was broken.
Barrett boasted a 2.75 ERA in Double-A Harrisburg this season. He has pitched in 90 games across two seasons, both for the Nationals, in 2014 and 2015.
Ever since then, it's been Barrett's goal to make it back to Major League Baseball. And now, just like that, on Sept. 3, 2019, Barrett has achieved his goal.
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