Digest (Oct. 10): Nationals start rebuilding bullpen with trade for Kyle Barraclough

Right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough was acquired by Washington from Miami on Wednesday in the Nationals ' first offseason move to rebuild their bullpen. Washington sent the Marlins $1 million in international slot allotment as part of the deal. Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances during 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season. Barraclough's ERA ballooned to 10.24 over his final 24 games and he lost the Marlins closer's job. His fastball average velocity dropped from 96.5 mph in 2016 to 94 mph this year. He has a 3.21 career ERA with 279 strikeouts and 134 walks in 2182/3 innings over four seasons, all with Miami. Washington general manager Mike Rizzo is in need of relievers after jettisoning Shawn Kelley and Brandon Kintzler late this season. Miami obtained greater financial flexibility to pursue 22-year-old Cuban outfielder Victor Victor Mesa, an international amateur free agent who showcased for major league scouts at Marlins Park last week. Miami started with $6,044,500 in available allotment for its 2018-19 international signing bonus pool, has increased it to $8,044,500 and has spent $1,975,000, leaving $6,069,500 remaining.

Varsity boys lacrosse

Broadneck's White plansto retire after 42 seasons

After a distinguished coaching career that has spanned more than 40 years, Broadneck's Clay White has announced he will retire following the current school year. White, 66, the boys lacrosse coach and a physical education teacher at Broadneck, emailed coaching colleagues on Monday to let them know of his decision. Broadneck athletic director Ken Kazmarek announced White's pending retirement from coaching and teaching in a press release on Tuesday afternoon. "Clay White's departure marks the end of an era at Broadneck. His record as our lacrosse coach speaks for itself, but it will be his lasting impact on our student-athletes that will be most missed," Kazmarek said in the release. "Mr. White was more than a coach to our athletes. He was a mentor, a confidant and friend. His special relationship with student-athletes was the cornerstone to his coaching." White, a Pasadena resident, graduated from Severna Park High School in 1970 and was a part of the 1970 team that finished undefeated. White, who has been at Broadneck the last 32 years, began his coaching career leading the Severna Park junior varsity in 1976. He was also an assistant coach at Meade for two years and head coach at Southern for four years before taking the job at Broadneck. "It has been a privilege, honor and dream to teach here for 19 years and coach for 33 years," White said. "I owe everything to all our principals, athletic directors, coaching staff and peers who have supported me all these years. Broadneck has always been about what is best for the students and community." White, who's won more than 450 games in his career, has had just one losing season in his 32 years at Broadneck. He also served as coach of the Unified bowling program for several years.

— Bob Hough, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Et Cetera

Schultz takes control, winsState Senior Open golf title

Dirk Schultz shot a second-round 70 for a 36-hole total of 136 to win the 19th Maryland State Senior Open championship by three strokes at Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana. Schultz, head professional at Beaver Creek CC in Hagerstown, broke away from a tightly bunched leaderboard with four front-nine birdies to win his second title in the event. Jimmy Estes, teaching pro at Olney Golf Park in Montgomery County, finished second with 71-139.

Men's college soccer: Salisbury had its 10-match unbeaten streak halted d with a 1-0 loss to St. Mary's in Capital Athletic Conference play Wednesday afternoon. The Sea Gulls (8-2-2, 1-1-1 CAC) were able to generate three corner kicks in the first 10 minutes but produced just one shot off those corners. Khalid Balogun scored for the Seahawks (9-2-2, 2-1 CAC) and Trevor Brookhart (Liberty) had four saves for Salisbury.

Women's college soccer: Madison Hogsten scored to send Salisbury to a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's. ... Michelle Santangelo scored to lift No. 4 Johns Hopkins (12-1) past McDaniel, 1-0.

College field hockey: Visiting Haverford scored twice in the second half en route to a 3-1 Centennial Conference victory over Washington College .

College football: Bowie State senior Lansana Sesay was named Receiver of the Week for the fourth time this season by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Sesay recorded a game-high and career-high 195 reception yards in Bowie State's 42-23 loss at Chowan.

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