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Nationals add six players to expanded roster: Barrett, Moore, Treinen, Cedeno, Leon and Souza up

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The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that they were adding six players to their expanded roster with Tyler Moore, Steven Souza, Sandy Leon, Aaron Barrett, Blake Treinen and Xavier Cedeno joining the Nats for the series with the Dodgers.

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that they added six players to their expanded roster, recalling pitchers Aaron Barrett, Blake Treinen and Xavier Cedeno, outfielders Tyler Moore and Steven Souza, who's being reinstated from the DL, and catcher Sandy Leon. All six have seen time with the Nationals already this season.

Barrett, 26, was (3-0) with a 3.21 ERA, a 2.65 FIP, 18 walks (4.81 BB/9) and 43 Ks (11.50 K/9) in 33 ⅔ IP in the majors this season.

He was optioned back to Triple-A to make room on the roster for infielder Asdrubal Cabrera when Cabrera was acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline.

Cedeno, 28, has thrown just 3 ⅓ innings in the major this season.

In 39 ⅓ IP at Triple-A Syracuse, the left-hander has put up a 2.29 ERA, a 2.37 FIP, 12 walks (2.75 BB/9) and 57 Ks (13.04 K/9).

Treinen, 26, has been up and down between the majors and the Nats' top affiliate this season.

In 11 games, five starts and 38 ⅓ IP with the Nationals, the right-hander has put up a 2.35 ERA, a 3.28 FIP, 11 walks (2.58 BB/9) and 23 Ks (5.40 K/9).

Moore, 27, has posted a .214/.295/.371 line with two doubles and three home runs in 34 games and 78 plate appearances with the Nationals this season and a .265/.367/.434 line with 21 doubles and 10 HRs in 84 games and 354 PAs at Triple-A.

Souza, 25, returns from the DL after making his MLB debut earlier this season and then injuring his shoulder running into the right field wall in Atlanta during his second stint in the Nats' outfield.

He was 1 for 13 for the Nationals before the injury.

In 96 games and 407 plate appearances with Syracuse, Souza, who was named the Triple-A International League's MVP last week, put up a .350/.432/590 line with 25 doubles and 18 HRs.

Leon, 25, has been up before as well, playing in 18 games with the Nationals already this season. Over 51 games and 193 plate appearances this season, the catcher has posted a .229/.321/.371 line with nine doubles and five home runs.

All six players are joining the Nationals in LA for the start of the three-game set with the Dodgers.