The Washington Nationals today recalled first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed first baseman Adam LaRoche on the 15-day Disabled List with a right quad strain, retroactive to May 10. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Moore, 27, returns to the Nationals for his second stint of the season after briefly returning to Triple-A on May 8.
In 18 games at the Major League level this season (30 at-bats), Moore is hitting .200 (6-for-30) with a double, two home runs, three RBI, three walks and four runs scored.
In parts of three Major League seasons (156 games), Moore is a career .238 hitter with a .428 slugging percentage.
LaRoche, 34, has hit .319 (36-for-113) with six doubles, five home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Hitting primarily in the middle of the Nationals’ lineup, LaRoche has gotten on base at a .421 clip and compiled a .502 slugging percentage. He leads the Nationals’ offense in average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and home runs.