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Washington Nationals reinstate Ryan Madson from DL; option Trevor Gott to AAA...

Davey Martinez told reporters earlier this week that Ryan Madson would be back in the bullpen when the Nationals got to Atlanta.

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Washington Nationals’ set-up man Ryan Madson was reinstated from the Disabled List today, with right-hander Trevor Gott optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the roster.

Madson, 37, was placed on the 10-Day Disabled on May 20th (retroactive to the 17th) with a chest strain, or as the veteran reliever described it at the time, a strain in his pec after making three appearances in four games on the road in Arizona.

“I threw a lot that week, and also I was throwing harder than usual, with more extension and everything, so it might have been too much,“ Madson explained.

In 21 games and 19 13 innings on the mouns this season, the veteran has put up a 4.19 ERA, a 2.13 FIP, six walks, 20 Ks, and a .269/.333/.312 line against.

Gott, 25, has a 5.28 ERA, a 5.01 FIP, seven walks, 12 Ks, and a .250/.354/.444 line against in 17 games and 15 13 IP.