Nationals place Josiah Gray on IL, recall Joan Adon

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joan Adon from Triple-A Rochester and placed right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray on the 15-day Injured List with a right elbow/forearm flexor strain retroactive to April 6 on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Adon will start tonight in San Francisco. 

Adon, 25, enjoyed two Major League stints in 2023 as he combined for a career-high 29 outings between Washington and Triple-A Rochester. He Took no-hitters into the sixth inning on Aug. 5 at Cincinnati (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, HR, 7 SO) and Aug. 25 at Miami (6.0 IP, 3 H, HBP, 3 SO) earning the win in both games. All told, he finished 2-4 with a 6.45 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 51.2 innings pitched in the Major Leagues last season.

The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic made 17 starts for Triple-A Rochester last season and finished 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 87.2 innings of work. Over his final eight starts with the Red Wings, Adon was 2-2 with a 3.40 ERA and pitched at least 5.0 innings in every start, including 6.0 innings in five times. In one start for Triple-A Rochester this season, Adon allowed two earned runs in 2.1 innings of work. He struck out a pair and allowed four hits.

Gray, 26, has struck out nine in 8.1 innings of work this season. He is 0-2 with a 14.04 ERA in two starts.

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