Nationals re-sign Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez in 2012 playoffs. (Jeff Roberson/AP) Michael Gonzalez in 2012 playoffs. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The Nationals bolstered their relief depth by re-signing veteran left-hander Michael Gonzalez, who could not find a major league contract after the Nationals released him Tuesday. Gonzalez, a part of the Nationals’ 2012 bullpen, will join Ryan Mattheus, Blake Treinen, Xavier Cedeno and the loser of the competition between Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan on a stacked Class AAA Syracuse pitching staff.

While the Nationals re-acquired Gonzalez, there has been enough big league interest in right-handed starter Chris Young that he will not return to the Nationals, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Nationals released Young on Tuesday. The Mariners and Angels are teams in need of an additional starting pitcher.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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