Nationals call up Stammen for start

Updated: June 29, 2010, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Right-hander Craig Stammen has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to start for the Washington Nationals in Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.

The Nationals placed right-hander Tyler Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, because of an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder.

The 26-year-old Stammen was optioned to Syracuse on June 6 with a 1-2 record and 5.43 ERA. He was 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts with Syracuse.

Walker is 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 24 games.


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