Washington Nationals News: Nats add Dan Uggla, Pedro Severino and Sammy Solis as rosters expand

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Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

We start off today’s Daily with some moves the Nationals made as rosters expanded today for the remainder of the regular season. In their first round of September call-ups, the Nationals added Dan Uggla, Pedro Severino and Sammy Solis to the active roster, according to a press statement.

The Nationals’ bench gets a boost with Uggla, whom the team reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. Uggla, who has played in 56 games for the Nationals this season, missed 22 games with back spasms.

Severino has been playing for Double-A Harrisburg and will be the Nationals’ third catcher, behind Wilson Ramos and Jose Lobaton. Severino is known for his stellar defense behind the plate and is being called up to the big leagues for the first time in his career.

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Solis joins the big league club for the fourth time this season. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 5.54 ERA in 10 Major League games.

Also in today’s Daily, James Wagner of The Washington Post gives us an update on the injury status of Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.

Be sure to check out both articles below, and as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Nationals reinstate 2B Dan Uggla, select the contract of C Pedro Severino, and recall LHP Sammy Solis

(Press Release)

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated second baseman Dan Uggla, selected the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg, and recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse. Additionally, right-handed pitcher David Carpenter (right shoulder inflammation) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Uggla, 35, returns to the Nationals after missing 22 games due to back spasms. The veteran second baseman played in seven games on rehab assignment, making stops with Single-A Hagerstown, Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. Uggla hit .217 (5-for-23) with one double, one home run, two walks, six RBI and five runs scored. Read full article here.

Injury updates on Stephen Strasburg, Aaron Barrett

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

A day after leaving a start early with upper back tightness, Stephen Strasburg did not play catch before Monday’s game in St. Louis so that medication he is taking can take effect, Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. The Nationals want to see how Strasburg responds to the medication and reevaluate him on Tuesday.

Williams said the Nationals will have a better idea about Strasburg’s status and availability for his next start in the next day or two. Read full article here.

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