Nationals recall Barrera, Thompson

The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Tres Barrera and right-handed pitcher Mason Thompson from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Barrera, 27, returns for his second stint with the Nationals this season. He batted .182 with a double, four RBI and two walks in 14 games with Washington. In 55 games for Triple-A Rochester this season, he hit .254 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 25 RBI and 20 walks. Barrera had a hit in all three of his starts behind the plate for Rochester since being optioned on August 22.

Thompson, 24, returns for his fourth stint with the Nationals this season. He is 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA and seven strikeouts in 8.0 innings over nine games. Thompson was 0-4 with a 3.52 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 15.1 innings for Triple-A Rochester this season. He made his first start for Rochester on Aug. 27 allowing one run on three hits in 2.0 innings.

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