Vettleson traded to Nationals

Central Kitsap grad Drew Vettleson has been traded to the Washington Nationals.

Keith Law of ESPN had rated Vettleson as the Tampa Rays top outfield prospect. Vettleson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft. It was part of a four-play deal. the Rays gave up Vettleson, catcher Jose Lobaton and Felipe Rivero, a minor-league pitcher, for Nationals RHP Nathan Karns.

Here’s a look at the Nationals 40-man roster, which includes protected starting outfielders Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span.

Vettleson will likely start the season at Class AA Harrisburg (W.Va.) of the Eastern League. Washington’s Triple-A affiliate is Syracuse, which plays in the International League. He played at high-A Charlotte a year ago when he was in the Rays’ organization.

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