WATCH: Aaron Barrett gets told he's 'going back to the big leagues'

WATCH: Aaron Barrett gets told he's 'going back to the big leagues'
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By 106.7 The Fan
Aaron Barrett may soon pitch in his first regular season game for the Nationals since Aug. 2015.
A non-roster invite of the Nats this spring, Barrett had spent the past three-plus years recovering from a devastating string of injuries, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015 only to fracture his elbow while rehabbing in July of 2016. Barrett was assigned to Double-A Harrisburg out of spring training, where he's gone 0-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 50 relief appearances (52.1 innings) with 62 strikeouts and 16 walks.

Senators manager Matthew LeCroy, who served as the Nationals' bullpen coach during Barrett's last big-league stint, broke the news through his own tears.

"Today I want to recognize a winner on our team," LeCroy said. "You've been an inspiration to me, brother, an inspiration to the coaches and to these players."

"And it's an honor that I got to manage you," he continued, fighting back tears. "But it's more of an honor to tell you you're going back to the big leagues."

The moment Aaron Barrett found out he was going back to the bigs. Congratulations, Aaron!cc: @Nationals @masnNationals @MLB @MiLB @aaronbarrett30

— Harrisburg Senators (@HbgSenators) September 3, 2019