Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gaudin to DL, Rodriguez activated

The Nationals have placed reliever Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and activated fellow reliever Henry Rodriguez off the DL to take his roster spot.

Gaudin had been experiencing some shoulder discomfort in recent days, particularly since getting struck by a line drive. He last pitched Monday night in Pittsburgh, retiring both batters he faced in the seventh inning, so the DL move is retroactive to Tuesday.

The 28-year-old, who has started most of his career but is currently being used as a long reliever, is 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA in 10 appearances this season.

Rodriguez will be available out of the Nationals' bullpen tonight after completing his minor-league rehab assignment. On the 15-day DL since the end of spring training with a strained neck, the right-hander excelled during his rehab stints with Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse. In nine combined appearances, he posted an 0.73 ERA, striking out 16 and walking six in 12 1/3 innings.

Acquired from the Athletics over the winter in the Josh Willingham trade, Rodriguez possesses a fastball that frequently reaches triple digits.


Sunderland said...

Cool. Small step forward.

Anonymous8 said...

That is what I predicted was going to happen to Stairs. A nice trip to the DL with a Minor League assignment afterwards.

Brilliant move Rizzo!

Grandstander said...

Here, DL means Disgraceful List.

Right shoulder inflammation, lol.

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