Nationals announce roster moves

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Kyle McGowin from the Alternate Training Site (Fredericksburg) and placed left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán on the 10-Day Injured List with left elbow inflammation on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

McGowin, 29, appeared in two games out of the Nationals’ bullpen before being optioned to the Alternate Training Site on April 10. He tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with one walk and one strikeout.

Avilán, 31, went 0-1 with a 12.60 ERA in four relief appearances tossing 5.0 innings, recording seven earned runs on seven hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.