From Ladson's Nats notes, see below. Could we be seeing Lannon sooner than we thought?
Minor League news: Right-hander John Lannon was promoted from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Columbus on Monday after pitching six shutout innings against Binghamton last Saturday.
Lannon is a combined 9-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 14 games for Class A Potomac and Harrisburg. Bowden didn't rule out promoting Lannon to the big leagues this year. In fact, amateur scouting director Dana Brown told Bowden recently that Lannon could pitch in the big leagues right now.
"We're very pleased. Spin Williams, our pitching coordinator, and Randy St. Claire, our Major League pitching coach, certainly identified him in Spring Training," Bowden said. "They thought he was extremely special, thought he was a guy who could come to the big leagues quick. Certainly, their judgment is being proven on the field."