Washington Nationals’ latest roster moves: Austin Voth, Max Scherzer, Kyle Barraclough

On the early morning of Saturday, July 7, the Washington Nationals announced they have sent Austin Voth to Triple A Harrisonburg to make room for Scherzer who was on the paternity list and sent Barraclough to the Potomac Nationals for rehab assignment.

Before Voth was sent down to Triple A Harrisonburg he pitched a loss to the Royals on Friday night which the score was 7-4. His ERA currently stands at 5.52, also his IPP is 14.2.

Max Scherzer was sent on paternity leave on Thursday morning. His record currently stands at 9-5, and he has 2.30 ERA for the season.

On June 16, 2019 the Nationals placed reliever Kyle Barraclough on the injured list prior to Sunday’s series finale against the D-backs with right radial nerve irritation. In the game, Barraclough allowed three runs while recording just one out during his appearance in the eighth inning of Saturday’s loss 10-3 to Arizona. After that, he told reporters he felt a tingling in his arm. Manager Dave Martinez, who after Saturday’s game said Barraclough told him he has been feeling healthy, said it was the first the Nats have heard of him dealing with this injury. After that, Barraclough was scheduled to be examined by the team doctors on Sunday, so Martinez did not have further details on his injury status or timeline. Nationals manager said he felt it after the game. On July 7, 2019 he was reinstated off the injured list and optioned to AA Harrisonburg. It wasn’t clear how the Nationals would make room for Barraclough once he returned. Their solution is sending him to the minors for now.

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