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
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.