The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Justin Maxwell from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and transferred right-handed pitcher Tyler Walker to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Maxwell hit .287 with 17 doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in 66 contests with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old posted 16 stolen bases, 35 walks and a solid .439 on-base percentage at Triple-A.
Maxwell has a .340 on-base percentage in 24 games this season with the Nationals, despite batting .105 (4-for-38) with one home run, three RBI and three stolen bases. He is a career .216 (33-for-153) hitter with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 79 games spanning three seasons (2007, 2009-10) with Washington.
Walker, 34, went on the 15-Day DL (right shoulder) on June 29, retroactive to June 20. He is 1-0 with one hold and a 3.57 ERA in 24 games for the Nationals.