May 9, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Ross Detwiler (48) delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Nationals 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals could deal Ross Detwiler

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Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is almost two months away – which means teams who appear to be competing for a post-season spot will be scouting possible trade candidates.

You could never go wrong with starting pitchers or depth when it comes to your bullpen. The Washington Nationals currently have a potential starter in their bullpen who has expressed how unhappy he was with his bullpen role.

Left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler, 28, could possibly become a trade chip for the Nationals when the time comes. Adam Kilgore announced on Twitter at the beginning of the season that Nationals skipper Matt Williams made the decision to place Detwiler in the bullpen to start off the year.

FanSided colleague Matt Fisher posted about Detwiler being unhappy, reporting that Williams said it wasn’t a demotion. So with the trade deadline being July 31, will the Washington Nationals consider dealing Detwiler for the right price even though he’s struggling during the early part of the season?

In 22 1/3 innings out of the bullpen, Detwiler has posted a 5.24 ERA with 13 strikeouts and walks.

The 6’5, 210 pound lefty owns a 18-31 win/loss record with a career 3.87 ERA while making 69 starts. He’s worked through 430 1/3 innings with 185 earned runs, 39 home runs, 146 walks and 259 strikeouts.

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