In addition to placing Stephen Strasburg on the 10-Day Disabled List (retroactive to 7/22) with what a press release on the move described as a “cervical nerve impingment” in his neck, the Washington’s Nationals announced this morning that third baseman Anthony Rendon has been placed on the Paternity List.
Tommy Milone was called up to start in place of Strasburg tonight in the series opener with the Marlins in Miami, but the initial note on from the Nats on Rendon said a corresponding move would be made prior to tonight’s game.
This afternoon, the Nationals announced that they called Matt Reynolds up to join them for the series with the Fish in Florida.
Reynolds, 27, went 1 for 12 with the Nationals early this season, but has a .259/.355/.410 line with 20 doubles, three triples, and two home runs in 60 games and 245 plate appearances with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.
[ed. note - “Mark (Not Matt) Reynolds is penciled in at third base in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Marlins, which was confusing for us, but clear now.”]
Milone, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Nats this winter, returning to the team that selected him in the 10th Round of the 2008 Draft.
Milone debuted in the majors with the Nationals in September of 2011, but was dealt to the Oakland A’s that December in the trade that brought Gio Gonzalez to the nation’s capital.
On the season at Triple-A Syracuse, the left-hander has a 4.19 ERA, a 3.30 FIP, 24 walks (1.97 BB/9), and 113 Ks (9.27 K/9) in 20 starts and 109 2⁄3 IP, though Chiefs’ play-by-play announcer Eric Gallanty noted that the southpaw has put up good numbers over the last few months.
Tommy Milone has a 2.55 ERA since June 1st with 69 K in 60 IP for the Chiefs. One of the big improvements has been against lefties. In Milone’s first 8 starts, lefties hit .429 against him (18x42), but in his last 12 starts lefties only hitting .213 (17x80). https://t.co/uTtKjIZJ9F— Eric Gallanty (@ericgallanty) July 26, 2018