The Washington Nationals selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Gabe Klobosits and infielder Adrián Sanchez on Friday. Additionally they recalled catcher Tres Barrera from Triple-A Rochester. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
Klobosits, 26, went 3-2 with seven saves and a 0.56 ERA (2 ER/32.0 IP) in 24 games between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester this season. He recorded 36 strikeouts, 10 walks, one home run allowed and a .183 opponents’ batting average and tossed more than 1.0 inning in nine of the 24 games.
Prior to having his contract selected, Klobosits tossed 12.0 scoreless innings across nine outings with Triple-A Rochester. He allowed just eight hits in 44 at bats (.182 opp. AVG) with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
A 36th-round pick in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Auburn (AL) University, Klobosits has pitched to a 1.45 ERA while going 5-3 with 13 saves in 73 outings across five professional seasons (2016-21).
Sanchez, 30, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. He hit .336 with eight doubles, four homers, 18 RBI, nine walks, two stolen bases and 19 runs scored in 36 games with the Red Wings. Prior to being recalled, Sanchez had reached base safely in 16 straight games, batting .354 with five doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, and nine runs scored.
Barrera, 26, joins the Nationals for the third time this season. In 16 games this season, he is hitting .298 (14-for-47) with three doubles, one triple, one home run, five RBI, four walks and six runs scored. He served as the 27th man in the second game of Washington’s doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 29.