Nats’ Grace Back In Rotation

After a three-year stint on UCLA’s loaded pitching staff, lefthander Matt Grace has gone back to where he began.

Grace, 22, went to UCLA expecting to be a regular starter at some point, but by his junior year he was a key component of the bullpen while Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer anchored the rotation. The program’s success more than made up for him switching from a starter at Palos Verdes (Calif.) High to a reliever. He also got within two quarters of a political science degree before going into professional baseball.

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