Solano activated, Espinosa gets a day off

The Nationals have officially called up catcher Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse, giving them a third catcher on the 25-man roster and providing some insurance in case Jesus Flores isn’t able to return from a hamstring injury as quickly as hoped.

Solano, who batted .250 with two doubles, two RBIs and eight runs scored in 13 games with Syracuse this season, will wear No. 23. The 26-year-old threw out 40 percent of runners trying to steal (4-of-10) for the Chiefs this season

Carlos Maldonado will be the catcher in the lineup for the Nats tonight, a lineup which does not have Danny Espinosa’s name written into it.

Espinosa will get a day off, with Steve Lombardozzi playing second base and again leading off.

Corey Brown will play left field and hit seventh for Washington.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

For the Nationals
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
CF Rick Ankiel
LF Corey Brown
C Carlos Maldonado
P Edwin Jackson

For the Marlins
SS Jose Reyes
2B Omar Infante
3B Hanley Ramirez
RF Giancarlo Stanton
1B Logan Morrison
CF Bryan Petersen
C John Buck
LF Chris Coghlan
P Anibal Sanchez

Michael Morse will hit third and DH for Single-A Potomac tonight.

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