May 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Tyler Moore (12) hits a two run home run during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Haren Officially Placed On DL, Tyler Moore Recalled

The team has officially announced today that Dan Haren has been placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, and that 1B/LF Tyler Moore will return to the Nats from Syracuse.

The placement of Haren on the DL was not a surprise, as the news came out yesterday, but the story here is the return of Moore to the majors. He struggled heavily as a semi-regular earlier this season, hitting .158 with just two home runs, and was replaced recently by Chris Marrero. However, Marrero has managed just one hit in 15 at-bats while Moore hit .175 in 42 at-bats in Syracuse.

Moore is likely being called up due to Jayson Werth‘s injury, because he is a righty bat that can play in the outfield unlike Marrero. The Nationals don’t need to call up a starter for Haren until June 30th, so Moore should stay around until then. If Werth is still out or the team has more faith in Moore than in the als0-struggling Marrero, then he will stay past the 30th, but don’t be surprised to see Werth return and the team support Marrero by sending Moore back down on the 30th.

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