Garcia, Robles back from IL; Call to Rochester; Matt Barnes DFA

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

  *   Returned left-handed pitcher Robert Garcia from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the Injured List
  *   Returned outfielder Victor Robles from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the Injured List
  *   Optioned outfielder Alex Call to Triple-A Rochester
  *   Designated right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes for assignment.

Garcia, 27, returns after missing 14 games with Influenza. In one rehab game with Single-A Fredericksburg, he struck out four without allowing a baserunner in 2.0 innings. Before his IL stint, Garcia was tied for ninth among National League relievers with 13 strikeouts, doing so in just 8.1 innings. He also stranded all five runners he inherited this season. In his career, Garcia has allowed just three extra base hits to left-handed hitters in 68 plate appearances.

Robles, 26, returns after missing 29 games with a left hamstring strain. In six rehab games with Triple-A Rochester, he hit .350 (7-for-20) with a double, a triple, three RBI, three walks, a stolen base and four runs scored. Robles played in four games before his injury, going 0-for-2 with three walks, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Robles hit .299 with five doubles, a triple, eight RBI, 11 walks, eight stolen bases and 15 runs scored in 36 games in 2023.

Call, 29, hit .313 with a double, an RBI, three walks, a stolen base and six runs scored in seven games.

Barnes, 33, recorded a 6.75 ERA (10 ER/13.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and four walks in 14 games.

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