Nathan is expected to officially announce his retirement Friday at Target Field.
Nathan, who has pitched 6.2 innings in the majors over the last two seasons, decided to call it quits after failing to break through with the Nationals this season. He'll retire as a Twin, where he spent eight seasons and established himself as an elite closer. The six-time All-Star will end his career with an impressive 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 976 strikeouts in 923.1 innings. He is also eighth on the all-time saves list with 377. Aug 29 2:38 pm (EST)
- Nathan was released by the Nationals on Wednesday.
- Nathan threw a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday during his season debut for Triple-A Syracuse, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
- Nathan, who was released by Washington on March 27, agreed to a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Sunday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. All Joe Nathan (R) News
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