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Nationals put Henry Rodriguez on DL, activate Brad Lidge

Jun 7, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Henry Rodriguez initially remained on the active roster after slamming his finger in a door, but today the Nationals placed him on the disabled list and activated Brad Lidge to fill his bullpen spot.

Lidge has been out since mid-April following sports hernia surgery and in his absence the Nationals turned to Rodriguez and then Tyler Clippard as closer. And they’re all just filling in for the injured Drew Storen.

Lidge struggled with his command before being shut down, so he may be worked back into the late-inning mix slowly. He made just two minor-league rehab appearances, allowing one run in 1.1 innings while striking out three and walking one.

Rodriguez has been lights-out at times, but ultimately his inability to consistently throw strikes has led to a 5.14 ERA and 23/14 K/BB ratio in 21 innings.

  1. RedHeadedBastard - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Kilgore got it all wrong; Rodriguez went on the DL because he lacked [Expletive], which led to his strained command and inability to close out games.

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