Nationals reinstate RHP Henry Rodriguez, place OF RHP Chien-Ming Wang on 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to July 1, with a right hip strain and returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez from the DL. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Rodriguez was 1-3 with nine saves and a 5.14 ERA in 24 appearances this season with Washington before being placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 7 (retroactive to June 6) with a right index finger injury.

In seven rehab appearances with Triple-A Syracuse (four games) and Double-A Harrisburg (three), Rodriguez worked 7.0 no-hit scoreless innings, walking five and striking out seven. He last pitched on Sunday, fanning one in 1.0 perfect inning in Harrisburg’s 3-1 home win over Erie.

In 115 career appearances spanning portions of four big league seasons, Rodriguez has posted a 4.03 ERA (53 ER/118.1 IP) and struck out 9.9 batters per 9.0 innings pitched.

Wang, 32, is 2-3 with a 7.61 ERA in seven games/four starts for Washington this season. Wang missed the season’s first 42 games while recovering from a left hamstring injury suffered in Spring Training.