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Bill Ladson

After being sent down, Kobernus released by Nationals

After being sent down, Kobernus released by Nationals

VIERA, Fla. -- The Nationals released infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus on Tuesday evening. The news comes less than a week after the team sent him to Minor League camp. The Nationals saw him more as an outfielder than as a second baseman.

Kobernus, 26, played in eight games this spring, but he was a long shot to make the big league team. Kobernus made his Major League debut in 2013 and was 5-for-36 (.139) in limited action for Washington the last two years.

This will be the second time Kobernus has left the Nationals' organization. In 2012, he was selected by the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft before being traded to the Tigers. Kobernus was returned to the Nationals the next year.

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