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11/16/11 4:25 PM EST

Nats lose Kimball to Toronto, outright Brown

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals made a pair of minor moves on Wednesday, losing right-handed reliever Cole Kimball -- who had been placed on waivers -- to the Blue Jays and outrighting outfielder Corey Brown to Triple-A Syracuse.

Kimball, once considered Washington's closer of the future, appeared in 12 games in 2011, posting a 1.93 ERA before missing time due to a sore right shoulder. He is not expected to return to action until after next season's All-Star break.

Brown was a September callup and had only three at-bats this past season. He missed most of the month because of a staph infection in his right knee.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.