The Washington Nationals made a handful of roster moves today that features outfielder Denard Span.
Span was injured on Friday after colliding with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. He has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with the Nationals calling up outfielder Steven Souza from Triple-A Syracuse. With Span nursing a concussion, Souza will pick up some decent playing time over the next week or two.
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse after allowing only one hit while striking out six batters over four and one-third innings of work. He’ll more than likely end up with the big league club in a month or two.
The Nationals purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse. Treinen was someone who barely missed the Opening Day roster, so it’s not a surprise that he was their first choice. This will open up a chance for him to impress the big league club in a middle relief role.
Treinen, 25, will make his Major League debut soon.