Dodgers add Ryan Madson to struggling bullpen in trade with Nationals

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a trade with the Washington Nationals to acquire right-handed reliever Ryan Madson, according to multiple reports. The move comes on the final day for players to change teams and be eligible for postseason play with their new team. He's now 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA while his strikeout rate has gone down and his walk and hit rate have shot up this year.

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The Dodgers will hope he can regain the form of recent seasons as he draws upon his experience of winning World Series titles with the Phillies in 2008 and the Royals in 2015.

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He has appeared in 17 Major League games this season, posting a 2.77 ERA, 4.39 FIP and 1.39 WHIP while striking out 12 and walking eight in 13 innings.

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Madson is the latest veteran to depart Washington amid a disappointing season, following Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams out the door this month.

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