Nationals bring up Mench from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals have selected outfielder Kevin Mench’s

contract from Triple-A Syracuse.

The move was made Friday night before Washington’s game at the

Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mench fills the roster spot of outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who went

on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a right hip

injury.

Mench was hitting .249 with three homers and 40 RBIs in 87 games

at Syracuse this season. He hasn’t played in the majors since 2008

with the Toronto Blue Jays. He has played for three teams in seven

big league seasons.