The Washington Nationals made a couple roster moves today that featured veteran outfielder Scott Hairston.
Hairston was acquired last year in a trade with the Chicago Cubs for Minor League pitcher Ivan Pineyro. As a Cubs fan, I was disappointed to see Hairston (David DeJesus would follow later) leave to another team, but this is a business. Now this morning, the Washington Nationals placed Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
The veteran outfielder suffered the injury during an at-bat on Thursday and is hoping to be back as soon as his 15 days is up. But for right now, the Nationals have called up utility man Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse. Moore will provide the team with a little bit of depth at a couple of positions, which is always nice to have from one guy.
On a side note, Ryan Zimmerman is unsure if he’ll have to spend a little time on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury according to Chase Hughes on Twitter.
If what he’s saying is true, then I have a feeling he’ll spend at least 15 days on the disabled list the first time around.