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3/5/2013 4:45 P.M. ET

Nationals trim Spring Training roster to 49

The Washington Nationals today optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Purke to Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

The Nationals currently have 49 players in their big league camp.

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