Sardinas signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Saturday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Sardinas has received 500 major-league plate appearances across five seasons but has very little to show for it, hitting just .224/.274/.292. He's played all four infield positions plus left field, giving him multiple routes to the majors, but he'll likely only get called up in an emergency.
Sardinas (ankle) was activated off the 60-day disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk after clearing waivers. Sardinas missed the first three months of the season with back and ankle injuries, and the Orioles opted not to bring him back onto the 40-man roster as he comes off the 60-day disabled list. The 25-year-old played four rehab games with Norfolk and will remain there for the foreseeable future.
Sardinas (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday. Sardinas has already been out for 57 days, so the move likely won't delay his return, as he still doesn't have a clear timetable. He was removed from the 40-man roster in order to make room for Tim Beckham (groin) to be activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Sardinas (back) sustained an ankle injury during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Sardinas, who has been on the disabled list since the end of April with the back injury, began his rehab stint last week only to suffer the ankle injury. The severity of the ankle issue and whether the back injury still a problem remains unclear, and the 25-year-old currently has no timetable for his return.
Sardinas (back) has made two rehab appearances at Triple-A Norfolk, going 0-for-6 at the dish during those contests. The infielder has been sidelined since late April with a sore back, so he may need to put in a few more games in the minors before the Orioles sign off on his return from the disabled list. Sardinas is expected to serve as a utility man for Baltimore once activated.