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Washington Nationals Send Lastings Milledge To Triple-A

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The words in the two sentence press release were terse, and there was no rationale announced officially behind the move:

The Washington Nationals today optioned outfielder Lastings Milledge to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Milledge started the season off 4-for-24 with just one run scored, one stolen base, no home runs and one BRI in seven games from the leadoff spot in the order.  From the very day manager Manny Acta proclaimed Milledge the leadoff hitter in spring training, Milledge swore to be "an aggressive leadoff hitter."  True to his word, the 24-year-old walked once in...

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