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Washington Nationals reinstate Jeremy Hellickson from DL; option Sammy Solis to Triple-A...

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Jeremy Hellickson returns to the Nationals’ rotation tonight, and Sammy Solis is headed to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Hellickson’s return.

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In spite of the results in his one rehab start, which saw him give up nine hits, three walks, and 11 runs, all earned in 4 2⁄3 innings for the Potomac Nationals before he was lifted after getting his work in (83 pitches), Jeremy Hellickson told reporters he felt he was ready to return to the major league rotation.

“I feel ready to go,” Hellickson said. “I felt my stuff was pretty good. I feel 100 percent. My command was pretty shaky. My command really wasn’t there. I’ll try to pick up where I left off.”

He didn’t know what the next step would be at that point, but Hellickson traveled to Tampa Bay with the team, and he said the hamstring injury that landed him on the Disabled List in early June, was finally behind him.

“I felt fine,” he said of his outing with the P-Nats, as quoted by Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes.

“Felt my stuff was pretty good. Just command was a little shaky, but [my] hammy was 100 percent.”

Hellickson was unbeaten in nine starts (2-0) before suffering the hamstring injury one batter into his June 3rd start in Atlanta, with a 2.28 ERA and a .219/.258/.361 line against in 43 13 IP with two earned runs or less allowed in eight of nine starts this season.

Hellickson was reinstated from the DL this afternoon, with the Nationals optioning Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the roster, and the veteran right-hander will take on the Phillies tonight after pitching in Philadelphia last season, putting up a 4.73 ERA and a .261/.315/.495 line against for the Phils before he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.

Apparently Solis, who was the only reliever with options remaining in the bullpen was not thrilled with the decision:

Two other moves as well, if you’re keeping track: