Fedde (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
This is simply procedural, as Fedde has already been shut down for the remainder of the season with a right forearm flexor strain. The move opens up a spot for top prospect Victor Robles to join the big club. Fedde will turn his focus to getting healthy and competing for a rotation spot in 2018.
Fedde (forearm), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, will be shut down for the rest of the season, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Fedde landed on the disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain, and while a clean MRI indicated the injury would likely force him to miss just a start or two, the Nats decided to play it safe. The 24-year-old climbed from Double-A Harrisburg all the way to the majors this season, and while he struggled in a trio of spot starts, he's expected to compete for a rotation spot in 2018.
Fedde was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
It's unclear when the issue cropped up, but it could help explain why he was bypassed for Monday's start. He's still without a timetable for his return at this point, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to pitch before the season ends. A.J. Cole, who will start Monday's game against the Marlins, was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Fedde won't start Monday's game against the Marlins and will instead remain available out of the bullpen, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Fedde was considered a candidate to start Monday with manager Dusty Baker wanting to build an extra day of rest for the Nationals' starting staff, but the Washington bench boss ultimately decided to go with A.J. Cole for the spot start. It's hard to argue with the decision, as Cole had vastly outperformed Fedde in their previous starting opportunities with the big club this season. Fedde, who has submitted a 9.39 ERA and 2.15 WHIP across 15.1 innings with the Nationals this season, is expected to serve in a lower-leverage relief role throughout September.
Fedde was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.
Fedde was an option to start for the Nationals this weekend against the Brewers, but the club has already set its rotation, so he will step into a bullpen role for now. Fedde started three games for Washington earlier this season, and with the club owning a 15-game lead in the AL East as September begins, he could be used in that role again as the Nationals set up their rotation for the postseason.
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