Gi­olito to Har­ris­burg

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - — James Wag­ner

Right-han­der Lu­cas Gi­olito, the Na­tion­als’ top prospect, was pro­moted to Har­ris­burg.

The hard-throw­ing 21-yearold posted a 2.71 ERA in 13 ap­pear­ances for Class A Po­tomac.

Gi­olito was the Na­tion­als’ first-round pick in 2012 and un­der­went Tommy John surgery that year. Some within the or­ga­ni­za­tion think he could be in the ma­jor leagues by next sea­son, when the Na­tion­als could be with­out im­pend­ing free agents Jor­dan Zim­mer­mann and Doug Fis­ter.

Starters John Simms and Matt Purke also were pro­moted to Har­ris­burg.

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