The Nationals announced today that they have called up left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez from AAA Syracuse and have optioned righty reliever Ryan Perryto AAA in a corresponding move. The Nationals signed Gonzalez on May 8th, and he reported to extended Spring Training in Viera, Florida before pitching briefly in the minor leagues. As a member of the Orioles and Rangers last season, Gonzalez threw to a 4.39 ERA with 21 walks and 51 strikeouts in 53.1 IP.
Oct 28, 2011; St. Louis, MO, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez throws a pitch in the seventh inning in game seven of the 2011 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Nationals acquired Perry in exchange for reliever Collin Balester in a trade with the Detroit Tigers this offseason. Perry has a 10.13 ERA this season, but has thrown only 8 innings.
Topics:Mike Gonzalez, Nationals, Ryan Perry, Washington Nationals
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