As the Washington Nationals continue to seek to bolster their bullpen, they did so in-house today. The Nationals selected the contract of Koda Glover to the Nats club. In two corresponding moves, they optioned starter Reynaldo Lopez back to the minors and designated minor leaguer Nick Lee for assignment, clearing a space for Glover on the Nats’ 40 man roster.
Glover has had a meteoric rise in the Nationals minor league system since being drafted in the the 8th round of the 2015 MLB draft. In his first big league season last year, Glover posted a 1-1 record with 5 saves and a healthy 1.80 ERA last season between Low A Auburn and single A Hagerstown. Batters batted just .200 against him last season and he posted a 0.80 WHIP.
In 33 games this season, Glover has posted a 3-0 record with six saves between A and AAA. At AAA, Glover is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA, having allowed 8 hits and 3 runs over 13.1 innings with 8 KOs. Batters were batting just .196 off Glover at AAA.
In two minor league season, Glover is 4-1 with 11 saves and a 2.03 ERA. He has recorded 90 strikeouts in 75 innings.