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Nationals injury update: Aaron Barrett needs elbow surgery

The right-hander had been a key contributor to the Nationals pen' this season.

The injury bug has hit the Washington Nationals once again, this time claiming right-hander Aaron Barrett. The 27-year-old will undergo surgery on his right elbow, according to manager Matt Williams.

Barrett was originally placed on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow back in early August. Over the past two seasons, He's been a staple of the Nats bullpen with a 3.47 ERA in 70 innings. He also sported a 10.8 K/9 rate and a 3.5 BB/9 over that time.

If Barrett does need Tommy John, he could miss all of the 2016 season due to the one year recovery time. While Barrett could make it back at some point in September of next season, a more realistic time frame for him is opening day of 2017.