- - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett, who has overcome several arm injuries, is headed back to the Nationals after he last appeared in the majors in 2015.

Double-A Harrisburg released video Tuesday showing Barrett getting the news he was headed back to Washington from Senators manager and former Nationals bullpen coach Matt LeCroy.

“Aaron has really put together a great year,” Nationals farm director Mark Scialabba told The Washington Times last week.

“His slider has a chance to be a wipeout pitch up here.”

Barrett made 90 appearances out of the bullpen in 2014-15 for Washington before dealing with injuries.

He did not pitch pro ball in 2016 and 2017.

He returned to the minors with Single-A Auburn in the New York-Penn League last year. This season, Barrett led the Eastern League in saves with 31 while with Harrisburg.

“I have dreams about it all of the time,” Barrett told The Washington Times in July. “I am 190 percent ready to go back to the big leagues and contribute and get guys out. I feel ready. It is just a matter of when they want to make the call.”

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