TGB Client Derek Eitel Signs With Washington Nationals

TGB client Derek Eitel has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a minor league agreement, including an invite to MLB Spring Training for the 2017 season. Derek spent last season with class AAA El Paso in the San Diego Padres organization.

The right-hander enjoyed a strong bounce back season in 2016, going 5-1 with a 3.67 ERA, striking out 71 in 68.2 innings out of the bullpen. Eitel was a key contributor in the playoffs pitching in five games while giving up just two hits, no runs and striking out seven helping El Paso win the AAA Pacific Coast League Championship. Derek is grateful for the opportunity with Washington and looks forward to getting on the mound in a Nationals uniform in 2017.