The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, outfielder Xavier Nady was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 15-Day Disabled List and designated for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
Lannan will start the second game of today's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The 27-year-old went 6-9 with a 4.89 ERA in 18 starts this season with Syracuse.
Lannan led all Nationals pitchers with a career-high 10 wins last season, logging a 3.70 ERA and team-best 184.2 innings pitched in 33 starts. Washington's Opening Day starter in 2009-10, Lannan is 38-51 with a 4.00 ERA in 128 starts during five seasons (2007-11) with the Nationals.
Nady, 33, batted .157 with three doubles, three home runs, six RBI and a stolen base in 40 contests this season with Washington.