The Washington Nationals called up right-handed pitcher Tanner
Roark from Triple-A Syracuse, optioned left-hander Xavier Cedeno
back to the minors and moved lefty starter Ross Detwiler to the
60-day disabled list.
The moves came before Washington’s game against Atlanta on
Roark is 9-3 with two saves and a 3.15 ERA in 33 games at
Syracuse in 2012, 11 as a starter. He could work in relief for the
Nationals right now, then start when rookie right-hander Taylor
Jordan’s innings limit is reached, which is expected to happen
after about four more appearances.
The Nationals got Roark in the trade that sent shortstop
Cristian Guzman to the Texas Rangers in 2010.
Detwiler went on the 15-day DL on July 7 with a herniated disc
in his back.