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03/15/2012 5:15 PM EST

Nationals trim roster to 41

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and outfielder Eury Perez to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, the Nationals re-assigned right-handed pitchers Jeff Fulchino and Waldis Joaquin to minor-league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

The Nationals currently have 41 players in their big league camp.


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