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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Olbrychowski dealt to Nationals

The Yankees have traded former Thunder reliever Adam Olbrychowski (video below) to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was designated for assignment last month.

Olbrychowski pitched 4 1/3 innings for the Thunder after being called up in early September, after major league rosters expanded. He posted a 2.08 ERA with four strikeouts and a walk.

More notably, Olbrychowski, the Yankees' fifth-round choice in 2007, struck out New Hampshire's Jonathan Jaspe to end the Eastern League Division Series (video above), which the Thunder swept.

Maxwell, who had Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing elbow last October and is expected to be ready for spring training, hit .144 with three home runs and 12 RBIs with the Nationals in 2010.

To make room for Maxwell on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Jordan Parraz for assignment.

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