Injuries & Roster Moves: Parra back in bigs

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Keep track of the Nationals’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.


June 20: Selected contract of OF
Parra is batting .219 with 10 runs, three doubles, one triple, one home run, 12 RBIs and 19 walks in 21 games at the Triple-A level. The originator of the “Baby Shark” anthem, Parra was a member of the 2019 World Series squad and has been on the road with the Nationals this season on the taxi squad. He is making his return to the Majors after playing last season with the Yomiuri Giants in the Japan Professional League.

June 20: Optioned INF to Triple-A
García has appeared in 11 games for the Nationals this season, hitting .222 with three runs, one triple and two walks.

June 20: LHP designated for assignment
Baymer, the Nationals' No. 21 prospect per MLB Pipeline, is 1-5 with a 6.75 ERA across seven Triple-A starts this season.

June 19: RHP Ryne Harper returned to Triple-A Rochester
Harper had been added to the roster as the 27th player for Saturday’s doubleheader. He pitched one scoreless inning in Game 1 and was returned to the Red Wings.


10-day IL

RHP (groin inflammation)
Expected return:
Possibly Tuesday
Scherzer threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon in between doubleheader games. Following his session, he said, "All good, see you Tuesday." Manager Dave Martinez expects Scherzer will be cleared to start in the series opener in Philadelphia without restrictions, if Scherzer still feels OK leading up to it. (Last updated: June 20)

OF (right oblique strain)
Expected return:
While pinch-hitting, the outfielder experienced some tightness, which an MRI revealed was a right oblique strain. Manager Dave Martinez said the team will reevaluate Stevenson’s progress after 10 days. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (neck strain)
Expected return:
Strasburg played light catch in the outfield at 75 feet prior to Friday’s game. It marked his second time playing catch, the first prior to Wednesday’s game. He will continue to see a specialist to confirm that the inflammation in his neck goes down before beginning baseball activity. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: At end of 10-day IL stint
After experiencing discomfort and range-of-motion issues in his right elbow, an MRI revealed inflammation in his triceps area, but no structural damage. Hudson, who underwent two Tommy John surgeries earlier in his career, is limited to strengthening work with the Nationals' trainer and has not been cleared to throw yet. (Last updated: June 15)

60-day IL

RHP Will Harris (thoracic outlet syndrome)
Expected return:
Potentially out for 2021

Harris was transferred to the 60-day IL on Saturday. He underwent surgery on June 4 to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome, which is causing right hand inflammation. Harris has been at Nationals Park to receive treatment.

“He said he feels great. He can’t wait to be back on the mound helping us win,” manager Dave Martinez said on Friday, adding, “It’s going to be quite some time.” (Last updated: June 12)