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Rotowire: Apr 4 / 1:38p ET
News: Hill has been assigned to Triple-A Syracuse, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Xavier Cedeno has likely won a spot in the bullpen as a second lefty as a result.
Rotowire: Apr 2 / 6:09a ET
News: Hill is in a battle with Xavier Cedeno for the final spot in the Nationals' bullpen, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Cedeno is out of options and would have to clear waivers to get sent to Triple-A, which likely gives him an edge, but Hill has been the slightly more effective pitcher this spring. Whoever wins the job will primarily be used as a LOOGY, and would have limited fantasy value.
Rotowire: Feb 27 / 5:31p ET
News: Hill signed a minor league contract with the Nationals on Friday that includes an invite to spring training.
Impact: Hill will turn 35 in March and owns a 4.72 ERA and 1.39 WHIP for his major league career (471 innings), but he's always been fairly tough on opposing lefties (.216/.337/.335) and the Nationals aren't exactly loaded with bullpen lefties as they are everywhere else. Matt Thornton, Jerry Blevins, Xavier Cedeno and Matt Grace are the team's top southpaw relief options.