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Washington Nationals place Max Scherzer on Paternity List; call up Adrián Sanchez

Max Scherzer earned the NL Pitcher of the Month nod this afternoon, and he was placed on the Paternity List as he and his wife await the birth of their second child.

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The presence of Adrián Sanchez in the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse today, in advance of their matchup with the Miami Marlins, was the first, obvious clue that there was would be a roster move coming.

After a number of reporters noticed Sanchez was in D.C., the Nationals announced that he was coming up with Max Scherzer, who was named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month this afternoon, going on the Paternity List as he and his wife await the birth of their second child.

Sanchez, 28, has appeared in 16 games this season, going 4 for 17 (235/.235/.235) with four singles while posting a .330/.358/.508 line with 12 doubles and six home runs in 46 games and 190 plate appearances at Double-Harrisburg in between stints in the majors.

Scherzer, who was elected an All-Star and was named NL Pitcher of the Week this week, put up a 1.00 ERA, five walks, 68 Ks, and a .156/.196/.256 line against in his six starts in June, and he was (6-0) in those outings.

“It’s great,” Scherzer said after learning he’d been selected for his seventh straight All-Star Game.

“To be selected to the All-Star Game, it’s so cool. It’s such an honor to be recognized amongst everybody, to be an All-Star and for this to be seven in seven, it’s amazing.

“It’s crazy that this is happening. But you just take it. I know it’s a party and so I’ll be going to Cleveland ready to party.”

Party like a father, of course. So like, low-key partying...