Nats recall Adon, option Herz

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joan Adon from Triple-A Rochester and optioned left-handed pitcher DJ Herz to Triple-A Rochester on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Adon, 25, returns to the Nationals after tossing scoreless relief in five straight outings for Triple-A Rochester. He struck out five and allowed just three hits and two walks in 5.1 innings pitched. Adon transitioned to the bullpen after making 13 starts for the Red Wings this season.

In his only appearance in the Major Leagues this season, Adon allowed one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and three walks in 4.0 innings in a start on April 9 at San Francisco.

Herz, 23, went 1-3 with a 5.17 ERA in seven starts for Washington in his first Major League stint. He struck out 41 batters while issuing just nine walks in 31.1 innings pitched.

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