The Washington Nationals activated pinch-hitter/first baseman Chad Tracy from the disabled list in advance of their game Tuesday evening against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team optioned outfielder Corey Brown to Triple-A Syracuse in the corresponding move.
Tracy was manager Davey Johnson’s most impressive left-handed bat off the bench early in the season, but has only 55 plate appearances due to sports hernia surgery. Tracy was hitting .265/.327/.510 with three homers and 121 RBIs when he went down.
Brown hit his first Major League home run Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s hit .188 in 17 plate appearances this season for the Nats. For Syracuse, Brown has hit .300/.384/.559 with 21 home runs and 58 RBIs in 95 games.