The Washington Nationals have placed right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan on the disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.
Jordan pitched a solid six innings in Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Braves. The Nationals were expected to shut the rookie down somewhere in the neighborhood of 155 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. After Friday’s outing he’s up to 142 innings pitched between the majors and minors with a solid 3.66 ERA. It looks like his season could be done although there hasn’t been an official announcement by the team.
Tyler Moore has been tearing up the International League since he was optioned to Syracuse. Over his last 28 games, he is hitting .371 with a .451 on-base percentage, .676 slugging percentage, seven homers and 31 RBI. With the Nationals, he was hitting .151/.195/.283 in 113 plate appearances and struggled in his second season as a bench player before he was demoted for a second time.
Adding Moore’s bat back into the mix could really help the Nationals down the stretch as they attempt to make a run at a National League Wildcard berth in the season’s final six weeks. Moore will start tonight’s game against the Braves at first base and batting seventh.