Matt Grace reacted awkwardly after throwing a pitch during last night’s series opener in LA, and it was noticeable enough to draw his manager and the Washington Nationals’ trainer to the mound, though the left-hander stayed in to strike out Corey Seager after putting two on with a single and walk in the bottom of the seventh.
“He’s got a side, or like a hip flexor, so I just didn’t want to chance it,” Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters after the 5-2 win over the Dodgers.
Before tonight’s game, however, MLB.com’s Jamal Collier noted that Trevor Gott, who was optioned to Triple-A last week, was listed on the lineup card while Grace was not.
The Nationals have subsequently made the move official, announcing via Twitter that Grace has been placed on the 10-Day DL with a left groin strain.
In 10 appearances this season, Grace, 29, has given up six hits, four walks, and seven runs, six earned in 10 2⁄3 IP.
Gott, 25, gave up three hits, three walks, and four runs, three earned in five innings before he was optioned to the Nationals’ top minor league affiliate when Jeremy Hellickson joined the rotation earlier this week.
#Nats recall RHP Trevor Gott, place LHP Matt Grace on 10-Day DL with left groin strain.— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 21, 2018