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Nats summon Severino as Wieters goes on DL

No. 20 prospect joins team in Atlanta; catcher out with left oblique strain
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ATLANTA -- Nationals catcher Matt Wieters went on the 10-day disabled list with a mild left oblique strain, president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo announced Monday. In a corresponding move, the team recalled Pedro Severino, the club's No. 20 prospect as ranked by MLB Pipeline.

The Nats had already been playing with a short bench, and they did not want to be caught without a backup catcher.

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ATLANTA -- Nationals catcher Matt Wieters went on the 10-day disabled list with a mild left oblique strain, president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo announced Monday. In a corresponding move, the team recalled Pedro Severino, the club's No. 20 prospect as ranked by MLB Pipeline.

The Nats had already been playing with a short bench, and they did not want to be caught without a backup catcher.

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Wieters did not play in Sunday's series finale in Cincinnati as part of a scheduled day off to get catcher Miguel Montero into a game early in the season so he does not sit for too long. Wieters did play catcher the first two games of the year and went 1-for-7 at the plate with a pair of walks. He finished both games and did not appear to be hampered in any way.

Jamal Collier has covered the Nationals for MLB.com since 2016. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

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