The Washington Nationals reinstated right-hander Erick Fedde from the injured list to start in the first game of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Fedde, who is 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA, last pitched on May 16 at Arizona. He pitched seven shutout innings that day, giving up just three hits before testing positive for COVID-19.
The team also selected the contracts of right-handers Jefry Rodriguez and Andres Machado, adding the latter as the 27th man for the doubleheader
In corresponding moves, the Nationals optioned outfielder Yadiel Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester and added right-hander Daniel Hudson (right elbow inflammation) to the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday.
Another right-hander dealing with inflammation in his pitching hand, Will Harris, was moved to the 60-day injured list. He has been out since being added to the 10-day injured list on May 23.
Rodriguez, 27, began his major league career with Washington in 2018, going 3-3 with a 5.71 ERA in 14 games (eight starts). He pitched for Cleveland in 2019, going 1-5 with a 4.63 ERA in 10 games (eight starts).
Machado, 28, has been strong in seven relief appearances with Triple-A Rochester this season, notching 12 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings and sporting a 0.96 ERA.
Hernandez, 33, is batting .261 with two homers and four RBI in 42 games this season.
Hudson, 34, has appeared in 23 games out of the bullpen and gone 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA this season.
--Field Level Media