Rzepczynski, 30, comes to the Nationals with a 1-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in 56 appearances out of Oakland's bullpen this season. An eight-year Major League veteran, Rzepczynski has also enjoyed big league time with Toronto, St. Louis, Cleveland, and San Diego.
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness, retroactive to Aug. 21.
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Koda Glover from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Aug. 16.
The Washington Nationals announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League on Tuesday. The extension, which begins in 2017, runs through the 2018 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President and Senior Advisor to the General Manager Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Harris and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement.
The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 1) with a left wrist contusion.
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