The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Hill, 26, joins the Nationals for the first time this season. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA (25 ER/51.2 IP) in nine starts with Triple-A Syracuse. His last start for the Chiefs came on May 25 at Norfolk, where he earned the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work.
Hill entered 2015 rated by Baseball America as the No. 16 prospect in Washington’s chain and is cited as having the “Best Control” of any pitcher in the Nationals’ Minor League system.
A sixth-round selection in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Vanderbilt University, Hill made his Major League debut in 2014, appearing in three games (one start) for the Nationals last season.
Strasburg is 3-5 with a 6.55 ERA in 10 starts this season. He was removed from his start Friday night in Cincinnati in the bottom of the second inning.