The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from Triple-A Syracuse and designated right-hand pitcher Carlos Torres for assignment on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Fedde, 25, gets the call for his first Major League assignment of the season. He joins the Nationals after eight starts with Triple-A Syracuse, going 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA (20 ER/41.1 IP). In his last start he tossed a season-high 6.2 innings while striking out six and giving up just four hits, two walks and an unearned run. Fedde has struck out 42 batters in 41.1 IP (9.1 SO/9.0).
A former first-round pick (No. 18) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Fedde entered the 2018 season rated as the No. 3 prospect in Washington’s Minor League system per Baseball America.
Torres, 35, appeared in 10 games as a reliever, tossing 9.2 IP while giving up nine hits, seven runs and three walks.
Please see attached document for the updated 25-man roster.