Nationals place Belliard on 15-day DL with strained calf

Updated: May 19, 2008, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals placed infielder Ronnie Belliard on the 15-day disabled list Monday night, retroactive to Friday, and plan to recall right-handed pitcher Chris Schroder from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.

Belliard has been bothered by a strained left calf.

"He was getting better, so he came out early and tried to run and test it, and he reinjured it," manager Manny Acta said following Monday night's 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Schroder has been back and forth between the minors and majors this season. He has made three appearances with the Nationals.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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