Janssen has been out all season with shoulder inflammation. He made six minor league rehab appearances in Class A and Double-A.
The team also placed LHP
"This guy, impress me a lot," catcher Wilson Ramos said, per the Washington Post. "He’s one of the guys being here doing his job really good. To me, that guy will help the team a lot. He look like he got a lot of experience in the big leagues. He’s doing a really good job, so I’m very happy for him."
Solis has now thrown six innings of relief this season, allowing no runs and three hits.
"He’s fearless," closer Drew Storen said. "He really doesn’t care, which is a good thing. He goes in there and sticks to his game plan. He’s fitting in well. There’s no deer in the headlights look from him every time the phone rings. He’s ready to go out there and battle."
After starter Stephen Strasburg was forced to leave the game due to a shoulder injury, Solis came in and fired three shutout innings, allowing just one hit and struck out a batter.
"The good thing about Sammy is that he is a former starter and he understands how to pace himself," manager Matt Williams said after the game, per MLB.com. "He threw the ball really well. He kept us in the game and allowed us to have chances to win it."
Solis had been pitching well in Double-A before his promotion to the big club, throwing four innings and allowing one hit (a solo home run).
"After the first pitch, you get the jitters out and you dream of that moment your whole life," Solis said, per MLB.com. "Once that's done, it's baseball and pitching. I know how to do that."
Solis was taken in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, and was originally viewed as a starting pitcher. But after Tommy John surgery and several injury-prone seasons, the southpaw wound up in the bullpen.
"It's different, I'll tell you that. It's a different mindset," Solis said. "Instead of worrying about six or seven innings, you are worrying about one or two. So making that adjustment has been different. I wouldn't say it has been hard, it's just been different. I'm asking questions all the time; I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I'm getting the hang of it. It's going to progress, I think. But for now, I think it's going well."
In addition, Washington placed outfielder
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