Slaten goes to DL with sore elbow

The Washington Nationals have placed left-hander Doug Slaten on

the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow and recalled

right-hander Craig Stammen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Slaten has allowed 15 of the 30 inherited baserunners he’s faced

this season to score and manager Jim Riggleman questioned his

health after he allowed a three-run triple to Stephen Drew in

Washington’s 4-0 loss to Arizona Friday night.

Stammen had been in the rotation with Syracuse, but will join

the Nationals as a reliever despite starter Yunesky Maya’s

struggles. Stammen was a long reliever with Washington last