The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Andrew Stevenson from Triple-A Rochester and optioned right-handed pitcher Andres Machado on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Stevenson, 27, was returned from rehab assignment and reinstated from the 10-day Injured List before being optioned to Triple-A Rochester on July 10. He has a .500/.522/.818 slash line in six games since rejoining the Red Wings with a double, two homers, six RBI, one walk, one stolen base and five runs scored. Stevenson served as Washington’s 27th man on Sunday, was returned following that game prior to today’s recall.
In 54 games with Washington prior to injury, he hit .227 with two doubles, two homers, 10 RBI, six walks and 14 runs scored. His .350 (7-for-20) batting average as a pinch hitter ranked fifth in the National League.
Machado, 28, has pitched to a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2 IP) with eight strikeouts in six appearances out of Washington’s bullpen this season.