Nats put Williams on DL, promote Traber
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals put right-hander Jerome Williams back on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after one start and selected left-hander Billy Traber's contract from Triple-A Columbus.
The Nationals also transferred first baseman Nick Johnson from the 15-day to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for Traber. Johnson is recovering from a broken right leg.
Williams, 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA this season, has a strained right shoulder that forced him out of Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the third inning.
He had been on the disabled list with a left ankle injury but was activated so he could start Tuesday.
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