Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and optioned outfielder Brian Goodwin to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Ross, 24, who will start for Washington on Tuesday night vs. Seattle, joins the Nationals for his second Major League assignment of the season. The right-hander returns to the Major Leagues on the heels of two strong outings with Triple-A Syracuse. Ross went 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) and nine strikeouts against three walks in his final two outings with the Chiefs.

The former first-round selection (2011, No. 25 overall) of the San Diego Padres has struck out 8.03 batters per nine innings in his MLB career, which began June 6, 2015 with Washington, and rarely let the ball leave the yard (0.96 career home runs allowed per nine innings).

Goodwin, 26, appeared in 10 games for the Nationals. He went 3-for-16 (.188) with two of his three hits going for extra bases (2 2B). On May 14 vs. Philadelphia, he laced a go-ahead, pinch-hit double in the sixth inning to put the Nationals ahead, 4-3.