Ivan Rodriguez to DL; Nationals recall Jesus Flores

Catcher Ivan Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list today with a strained right oblique, after being scratched from the lineup last night. Jesus Flores was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse, and should be available for tonight’s game.

Rodriguez said he had to ice his abdominal muscles five times during the game last night, and was doubtful he’d be able to play today. He’ll be able to spend some of his DL stint on the All-Star break, so if he returns quick, he’d only miss a handful of games. But as we’ve seen with Ryan Zimmerman and Rick Ankiel already this year, abdominal injuries can linger for a while.