Venters (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. This move comes after Venters suffered a setback during a rehab appearance earlier in the week. The right-hander won't be eligible to return until Sept. 10 following his move to the 60-day shelf. Daniel Hudson, who was acquired from the Blue Jays on Wednesday, was added to the roster in a corresponding move.
Venters (shoulder) experienced discomfort after two pitches in a rehab appearance Tuesday and will have his MRI reviewed, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. Venters has been sidelined with a shoulder strain since July 12, and it appears as though his time on the 10-day injured list will last longer than expected after he suffered a setback in his first rehab appearance. The middle reliever carries an ERA of 12.38 with a 12:10 K:BB in 12 appearances for the Braves and Nationals this season.
Venters was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain Thursday. The nature of the injury was initially undisclosed but was confirmed as a shoulder strain by the Nationals on Friday. If the issue isn't a severe one, Venters could be back as soon as next Thursday, as the move was made retroactive to Monday, but the team has yet to announce a timeline.
Venters landed on the 10-day injured list with an undisclosed injury Thursday. The assignment was made retroactive to Monday, so Venters will be eligible to return as soon as next Thursday. The veteran has had a rough time this season when healthy, allowing 16 runs (11 earned) in eight innings of work while posting a walk rate of 20.4 percent between Atlanta and Washington, so the Nationals may not be looking to rush him back.
Venters (0-1) took the loss Friday against the Royals, giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in the 11th inning while striking out one. The veteran lefty had to deal with a Ryan Zimmerman throwing error behind him, but Venters had already allowed the winning run to score at that point. He now has a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB in 3.1 innings since joining the Nats.