Kirk Cousins’ cousin drafted by the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals’ draft has been all about family. Not only did they pick a one-time batboy and son of manager Dusty Baker, but now they’ve added to the Washington, D.C. family tree. In the 20th round, the team selected Jake Cousins, the cousin of Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.

That’s a lot of cousins!

The younger, baseball-ier Cousins cousin is a pitcher who played for the University of Pennsylvania and maintained a 3.15 ERA over 11 starts this year. We’ll have to see where he fits into the Nationals organization, but for now, Kirk Cousins is just happy to have some family in the city:

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