Nationals recall C Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Solano, who will wear No. 23 when he joins the Nationals for tonight’s game at Miami, batted .250 with two doubles, two RBIs and eight runs scored in 13 games this season with Syracuse. The 26-year-old gunned down 40 percent (4 of 10) of would-be basestealers for the Chiefs.

Solano is a career .251 hitter with 80 doubles, 21 home runs and 183 RBI during seven seasons in the minor leagues. He signed with Washington as a non-drafted free agent in September 2005, after attending a tryout camp in Venezuela.