Desmond placed on disabled list, Brown recalled from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed shortstop Ian Desmond on the 15-Day Disabled List (retroactive to July 22) with a left oblique strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Brown batted .300 with 19 doubles, seven triples, 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 95 games this season with Syracuse. The 26-year-old ranks among International League leaders in runs (70, first), total bases (207, first), triples (2nd), slugging percentage (.559, 2nd), extra-base hits (47, tied for 2nd), hits (111, 3rd), home runs (tied for 3rd), RBI (7th), 49 walks (tied for 7th) and batting average (8th).

This marks Brown's second stint with Washington in 2012. He has appeared in six games during parts of two seasons (2011-12) with the Nationals.

Desmond, 26, is batting .286 with 24 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 53 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 51 runs in 89 games this season with Washington. The All-Star shortstop ranks among National League leaders in total bases (183, tied for 7th), extra-base hits (43, tied for 8th), doubles (tied for 9th), multi-hit games (31, tied for 9th) and homers (tied for 10th).