The Washington Nationals roster took a surprising turn. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post was hinting that Sammy Solis could be called up today as A.J. Cole was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse. In fact, it is Wilmer Difo taking Cole’s spot on the roster, and Cole never pitched during his latest call-up.
MLB Transaction log says Nationals optioned AJ Cole to Syracuse yesterday. So someone (perhaps Solis) will probably be activated today.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 23, 2017
Yes, it made sense but not happening — today.
Stranger than that is there is no word so far on Koda Glover who was scheduled to come off of the disabled list yesterday. Jayson Werth is at Nationals Park today but he will not be playing this weekend although he is out of his walking boot and feeling better.
The mysterious injury to Michael Taylor continues as a mystery going forward, and now we know why Wilmer Difo was once again taking reps in centerfield for the Syracuse Chiefs. Difo was on his way yesterday to Nats Park we have been told. Difo will be starting tonight in place of Michael Taylor.
Tonight, Stephen Strasburg will be on the mound for the Washington Nationals. In addition, our favorite fan, Jude Oz, will be sitting in leftfield with her family for tonight’s game and on the field pre-game.
The Cincinnati Reds will call-up Luis Castillo who is a right-hander making his first career start. Dusty Baker will counter with his left-handed dominated line-up.
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports-0, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® XM 186 Sirius 145 (Internet 869)
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):