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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

MLB: Nats cut Guardado, Estes; reassign 6 to minors

Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. Left-handers Eddie Guardado and Shawn Estes have been released by the Washington Nationals in the first round of spring training cuts.

The Nationals also reassigned six players to their minor league camp on Thursday.

Guardado had pitched in two exhibition games and had an ERA of 18.00 in two innings. Estes had made one appearance, pitching one inning to an ERA of 18.00. Both veterans had been signed to minor league contracts with invitations to major league camp.

Right-handers Logan Kensing, Joel Peralta, Ryan Speier, left-hander Victor Garate, outfielder Jerry Owens and catcher Derek Norris were reassigned to the minor league camp.

The moves leave the Nationals with 53 players in camp.