Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Can't Catch A Break
Joe Beimel makes a nice play, diving and slipping on the wet turf last night at Nationals Park, and injuries himself.
Result: 15 Days On The Disabled List for our most effective reliever.
Saul Rivera with the immediate return to DC.
Washington just can't catch a break.
Here is the official press release:
RIVERA RECALLED FROM TRIPLE-A SYRACUSE, BEIMEL PLACED ON 15-DAY DL
The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Saul Rivera from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League
and placed left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left hip flexor strain. Nationals Assistant General
Manager and Vice President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Rivera, 31, has pitched in six games this season with the Nationals and has been a workhorse in the team’s bullpen since
his big-league debut in 2006. His 221 career relief appearances and 45 holds rank third in club annals (2005-current). Rivera signedwith Washington as a minor-league free agent on November 18, 2005.
Beimel suffered his injury while making an exceptional defensive play during the eighth inning of Monday’s game against
Atlanta. In eight relief appearances this season, he owns four holds and a 1.23 ERA. The 32-year-old signed with the Nationals as a free agent on March 18.
Photo--Alex Brandon (AP)