Baseball notes: Nationals shore up bullpen

Sean Doolittle working against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland Calif. The Washington Nationals acquired Doolittle and reliever Ryan Madson from the Oakland

Sean Doolittle working against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland Calif. The Washington Nationals acquired Doolittle and reliever Ryan Madson from the Oakland

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Madson (44) was traded with fellow reliever Sean Doolittle to the Washington Nationals on Sunday in a five-player deal.

"We got two quality human beings who are great teammates", Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said.

Luzardo has a 1.32 ERA over 12 2/3 innings in rookie ball this season. Madson has been just as good, if not better this season with a 2.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. He has not walked a batter during this stretch and has not allowed any of the seven runners he's inherited to score. The Nationals have blown 14 saves this year, most in the Major League Baseball.

The Washington Nationals could have a fortified bullpen Monday afternoon when they look to complete a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. This season he owns a 3.38 ERA in 23 appearances.

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Treinen, 29, had a career-worst 5.73 ERA, 0-2 record and three saves in 37 games this season for the Nationals. He has struck out 31 batters, walked just two and has posted a 0.66 walks/hits per innings pitched.

Ryan Madson is a 36-year-old righty who has twice served as a full-time closer, including a season ago for Oakland.

The Nationals (54-36) now sit in first place in the lowly NL East, up 9.5 games on the rebuilding Atlanta Braves, but are dead last in bullpen WAR at -0.9. Since 2012, his 1.67 walks/9.0 innings ranks first among all Major League left-handed relievers and eighth among all Major League relievers. He was a seventh-round pick in 2011 and was traded to Washington in a three-team deal that netted the A's John Jaso in 2013.

Madson's 0.79 WHIP is on pace to be a career best, surpassing the 0.96 WHIP he posted two seasons ago with the Royals.

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Luzardo, 19, was a third-round draft pick in 2016 and is 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA at the Gulf Coast Rookie League Nationals in his return from Tommy John surgery on March 22 a year ago.

Neuse, 22, was the Nationals' sixth-rated prospect by MLB.com and was hitting.291 with nine home runs and 51 RBIs in 77 games with Single-A Hagerstown.

Pointing to the Chicago Cubs and their model of developing players "organically" over the years, Beane said the A's are looking to set up a similar structure for what could ultimately pay off with a World Series title run like the Cubs put together in 2016.

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