Nationals select the contract of Jordan Weems and recall Francisco Perez

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

· Selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jordan Weems
· Recalled left-handed pitcher Francisco Perez from Triple-A Rochester
· Optioned right-handed pitcher Andres Machado to Triple-A Rochester
· Designated right-handed pitcher Austin Voth for assignment

Weems, 29, went 2-1 with six saves and a 3.38 ERA in 19 games for Triple-A Rochester. He struck out 32 batters and walked just five in 24.0 innings pitched. His six saves ranked second among Nationals Minor Leaguers. In 11 outings dating to April 30, Weems struck out 23 batters while walking just two in 14.1 innings pitched.

Weems has appeared in 16 Major League games across two seasons with the Oakland Athletics (2020-21) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2021). He made his Major League debut with Oakland in 2020, pitching to a 3.21 ERA (5 ER/14.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts in nine games.

Perez, 24, joins the Nationals for his third Major League stint this season. He has pitched to a 2.51 ERA with 21 strikeouts, four walks and a .189 opponents’ batting average in 15 games for Triple-A Rochester this season.

Machado, 29, has pitched to a 5.40 ERA in 12 games for the Nationals in 2022.

Voth, 29, recorded a 10.13 ERA in 19 games for Washington this season.

Additionally, RHP Aaron Sanchez cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency.

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