The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Cory Abbott from Triple-A Rochester and placed right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to July 27) with right shoulder inflammation on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Abbott, 26, joins the Nationals for the fourth time this season. He pitched in 10 games for Triple-A Rochester, making six starts. He is 0-4 with a 5.08 ERA and has struck out 34 batters in 28.1 innings for the Red Wings. Abbott has pitched in two games for the Nationals this season, both in relief. He allowed one run and struck out four in 3.0 innings.
Abbott was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on May 4. He was acquired by the Giants from the Chicago Cubs on April 21 in exchange for cash considerations.
Selected in the second round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, Abbott made his Major League debut on June 5, 2021. He went on to appear in seven games (one start) for the Cubs in 2021, posting a 6.75 ERA across 17.1 innings pitched. Abbott is 21-25 with a 3.75 ERA and 10.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 84 career Minor League games (80 starts).
Fedde, 29, is 5-7 with a 4.95 ERA in 19 starts this season.