The beginning of this offseason saw Dan Haren and Chad Tracy officially cut loose, but it also included a group of Nats’ minor leaguers granted free agency. Players become minor league free agents after teams use up their six renewal years, leaving them without contracts for the next season.
Matt Eddy of Baseball America has a list of the 550 minor league free agents for this winter, and on it are 26 members of the Nationals organization.
Here is the list of Nats:
Right-handed Pitchers (8): (Syracuse) Mike Broadway, Caleb Clay, Mike Crotta, Cole Kimball, Jeff Mandel, Ryan Tatusko, Chris Young, (Potomac) Brian Broderick