Nationals announce roster moves

May 7th, 2019

The Washington Nationals made the following roster moves on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

• Reinstated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day Injured List
• Recalled right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg
• Optioned infielder Carter Kieboom to Triple-A Fresno
• Placed left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp on the 10-day Injured List with a strained oblique

Rendon, 28, returns to the active roster after missing a total of 14 games with a left elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch on April 20 at Miami. Prior to suffering the injury, Rendon was in the midst of a 17-game hitting streak, the longest in the Majors this season.

In 20 games this season, Rendon is hitting .356 with 10 doubles, six homers, 18 RBI, nine walks and 21 runs scored. Despite missing time, Rendon is tied for eighth in the National League with 10 doubles, while his .740 slugging percentage ranks third in the National League among hitters with at least 85 plate appearances.

Fedde, 26, is 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA in five games (four starts) with Double-A Harrisburg. He has struck out 27 batters against just five walks in 24.2 innings pitched. Fedde made his first relief appearance of the season on May 4 vs. Trenton, tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

In his first stint with the Nationals, Fedde tossed 4.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on April 28 against San Diego. He allowed two hits, struck out three batters and issued one walk in Washington’s 7-6 win.

Kieboom, 21, hit .128 with two homers, two RBI, four walks and four runs scored in his first Major League stint. He clubbed two home runs in his first three Major League games, April 26 and April 28, against San Diego.

Sipp, 36, is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 17 appearances out of the Nationals bullpen.