The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
Returned from rehabilitation assignment and reinstated right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard from the 15-day Injured List:
- Activated left-handed pitcher Jake McGee
- Optioned right-handed pitcher Andres Machado to Triple-A Rochester
- Optioned right-handed pitcher Mason Thompson to Triple-A Rochester (on Wednesday)
Clippard, 37, appeared in one game for the Nationals before being placed on the Injured List with a groin strain on July 22. He tossed 2.0 innings of one-hit, shutout relief on July 14 vs. Atlanta. Clippard appeared in three rehab games with Triple-A Rochester, tossing 4.0 innings of scoreless relief across the three outings.
McGee, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 9. He appeared in 30 games between San Francisco and Milwaukee in 2022, going 1-2 with three saves and a 7.00 ERA along the way. A veteran of 13 Major League seasons, McGee has pitched to a 3.67 ERA with 79 saves in 638 career games. He recorded a career-high 31 saves with San Francisco in 2021.
Machado, 29, is 1-0 with a 4.57 ERA in 38 games for the Nationals this season.
Thompson, 24, has appeared in nine games out of Washington’s bullpen this season, pitching to a 1.13 ERA with seven strikeouts and three walks.