Nationals recall Kyle Barraclough

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough from Double-A Harrisburg and optioned outfielder Andrew Stevenson to Triple-A Fresno on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Barraclough, 29, returns to the Nationals after posting a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP) with eight strikeouts in five games for the Harrisburg Senators. Barraclough tossed scoreless relief in four of the five outings. Opposing batters went 4-for-24 (.167) with zero home runs against him during this stint.

Barraclough was placed on the 10-day Injured List on June 16 and appeared in three rehab outings between the GCL Nationals and the Single-A Potomac Nationals before being optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on July 9.

Stevenson, 25, is 4-for-14 (.286) with three walks and three runs scored in 12 games for the Nationals in 2019.