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Washington Nationals announce roster moves before four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies...

Catch up on the latest Nationals’ roster moves before the start of tonight’s game with the Phillies...

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Aaron Barrett and James Bourque both left the mound with apparent arm issues over the weekend in Miami.

Before the start of a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon, Nationals’ manager Davey Martinez updated reporters on the status of both relievers.

Barrett, Washington’s third-year skipper said, was, “feeling better, but he’s still pretty sore.”

“We’re going to probably — I would assume we’re going to have to do something,” Martinez added, “... but I don’t want to make that assumption until he comes in today and we talk to him.”

Bourque, the skipper said, hadn’t shown up at Nationals Park yet, but they were waiting to see how he felt when he arrived.

“We got a late start today,” Martinez explained, “... so we’re waiting for him to come in, see how he’s feeling. I’ve got to talk to [Trainer] Paul [Lessard].

“I’m assuming they’re going to probably send him to go get an MRI today, so we’ll know a little bit more after today.”

A few hours later, the Nationals placed both relievers on the 10-Day IL, Barrett with a right triceps strain, and Bourque with a right elbow strain:

In addition to those moves, the Nationals recalled outfielder Yadiel Hernandez, who went to the Alternate Training Facility last week, but returned as a 29th man for the doubleheader in Miami over the weekend and collected his first hit in the majors.

Also coming up from the Alternate Training Site in Fredericksburg, VA, is veteran right-hand pitcher Paolo Espino, who re-signed as a free agent with the Nationals this winter after he’d pitched for the organization previously (2014-16) and spent the 2019 season in the system at Triple-A Fresno.

Also, Seth Romero, who broke a bone in his right (non-pitching hand), was transferred to the 60-Day IL.