Koda Glover returns to Nats after more than a year away

Chris Lingebach
August 08, 2018 - 3:39 pm
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The Nationals have placed Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handed reliever Koda Glover from Triple-A Syracuse.

Herrera was pulled from a 3-1 game against Atlanta Tuesday after facing four batters and allowing the go-ahead runs. On Wednesday, he underwent an MRI, revealing an "impingement" in his right rotator cuff.

Herrera, until last night, had been a fairly reliable right-handed arm since being acquired by Washington in mid-June, pitching to a 3.78 ERA with three saves and two holds in 18 appearances. He has a 2.53 ERA on the season with 17 saves, 37 strikeouts and 10 walks allowed in 46 appearances (42.2 innings).

Glover, 25, hasn't pitched for the Nationals since June 2017.

In 11 rehab appearances since July 7, spread across three minor-league affiliates, Glover's gone 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA, 16 strikeouts and four walks in 11.2 innings. He went 1-0 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) in eight appearances for Syracuse. He also struck out 10 batters while allowing two walks at Triple-A. The save opportunities came in his two most recent outings, in which he did not allow any runs.

Glover is 2-1 with a 5.08 ERA, eight saves – all in 2017 – and a 3.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 42 Major League appearances.

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