August 23, 2019

Washington Nationals to D.L. Detwiler, call up Xavier Cedeno

Following the Washington Nationals 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, manager Davey Johnson told the assembled media the team would place LHP Ross Detwiler on the disabled list, retroactive to May 16, and call up LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse. Detwiler had a bullpen session Saturday, but Johnson said Detwiler’s side was still “very tight” following the workout and will be put on the D.L.

Cedeno, picked up on waivers from the Houston Astros, is on the 40-man roster so there doesn’t need to be a corresponding move. The 26-year-old lefty has made 52 appearances at the big league level, with an 0-1 record, 6.00 ERA and 1.744 WHIP over three seasons with the Astros. This season for Syracuse, he’s pitched in 10 games. He has a 1-0 record with one save, a 1.74 ERA and 0.968 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings. he’s walked three and struck out 14 batters.

In other injury news, Johnson said OF Bryce Harper re-aggravated a knee injury sliding into second base in Sunday’s game and will probably miss a couple of days, though Harper told reporters he doesn’t think he’ll have to miss much time. Harper also told reporters it’s an issue he’ll have to deal with this season and get fixed once the year is over.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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