Nationals decline options on Janssen, McLouth
Brad Mills / USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals are parting ways with reliever Casey Janssen after declining his $7-million team option Monday.

Janssen posted some of the worst numbers of his career during his first and only season in Washington, producing a 4.95 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 40 innings.

The Nationals were forced to pay the right-hander $1.5 million in order to buy him out and make him a free agent.

Outfielder Nate McLouth also had his $6.5-million team option declined. The 34-year-old hit .173/.280/.237 with a home run and 35 strikeouts across 162 plate appearances.

Nationals decline options on Janssen, McLouth
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