Nationals release Tyler Walker

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Washington Nationals have given relief pitcher Tyler Walker his unconditional release.

Walker posted a 3.57 earned run average in 24 appearances for the Nationals this past season, but did not pitch after June because of a shoulder injury. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum and missed the rest of the season.

The 34-year-old hopes to be ready to pitch by the spring. Over parts of eight seasons with five teams, Walker has a 4.23 ERA and 23-18 record in 286 games.


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