The Washington Times - March 16, 2009, 10:46AM

The Nationals cut 11 players from major-league camp this morning, trimming the spring training roster to 47. Not a ton of huge surprises in the group — mostly minor-leaguers who won’t get enough time to play now that the Nats are giving their regulars a little more time.

Here’s the list: right-hander Josh Towers, infielders Freddie Bynum and Joel Guzman and outfielder Jorge Padilla were reassigned to minor-league camp. Right-handers Tyler Clippard and Marco Estrada were optioned to Class AAA Syracuse, as were outfielders Leonard Davis and Justin Maxwell. Right-hander Luis Atilano and shortstop Ian Desmond are headed to Class AA Harrisburg.

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