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Nationals demote Taylor Jordan to Triple-A

Apr 29, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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Taylor Jordan, who grabbed a spot in the Nationals’ season-opening rotation thanks in part to Doug Fister‘s injury, has been demoted back to the minors after going 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in five starts.

The move comes ahead of Fister’s expected return from the DL next week and in the meantime the Nationals decided they’d rather have an extra reliever in Ryan Mattheus.

Jordan posted incredible numbers in the minors last season, going 9-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 90 innings between Double-A and Triple-A as a 24-year-old, and then he tossed 52 innings with a 3.66 ERA in his Nationals debut. He’ll be back at some point and still projects as a solid part of the Nationals’ plans long term.

  1. georgewashingtonsghost - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    At least this makes it a little easier to follow their games. They have Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmerman and Taylor Jordan, which is amusing but easy enough to keep straight. However, when you add in the fact that the Nats’ commentator’s sometimes refer to the players by their first names, well, it can get down right confusing. “Zimmerman scratched today. He woke up with the flu bug that has been going around.” Or “Jordan will take the mound tomorrow.”

    • shawndc04 - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      Well, in 2006, we had Ryan Church, Ryan Drese, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ryan Wagner.

      In 2007, we had Ryan Church, Ryan Langerhans, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ryan Wagner.

      Even as a STH, I couldn’t keep them straight.

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