Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Sunday, June 21, 2009 | , , , , , | 0 comments »

Posted by Cheryl Nichols, Contributor and Photographer for Nats News Network

Welcome back Tyler Clippard. Clippard had two starts for the Nationals in 2008 (1-1). Tyler moved from the rotation to the bullpen this year with good results in Triple-A Syracuse (37 2/3 IP, 4-1, 1 save, 0.96 ERA, 41 Ks, 15 BBs). The ERA is not a typo. Glad to see Clippard getting a well deserved shot with the big team again.

This transaction does not indicate who is moving, but most likely it will be Jesus Colome, who came out in the 11th inning of Saturday night's game with a strained right quadriceps muscle. After game he was listed as day-to-day.

Yesterday, the Nationals reinstated Josh Willingham from the bereavement list and optioned Corey Patterson to Syracuse. Patterson's bat did not help much (2-for-15), however, his defense and speed (2 SBs) were welcomed.

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