Craig Stammen is back

Craig Stammen c.jpgCraig Stammen is back in the Majors and he will be asked to stop the Nats five game losing streak.


The Nationals recalled Stammen from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Tyler Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a right shoulder AC joint sprain.


Stammen, who will get the starting nod tonight at Atlanta, went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA during a three-start International League stint with the Chiefs.


The 26 year-old Stammen began the season with the Nationals and went 1-2 with a 5.43 ERA in 12 starts before being optioned to Syracuse following his June 6 start vs. Cincinnati. Five of Stammen’s 12 assignments rendered quality starts, but the Nationals went just 1-4 in those contests.


Stammen is 5-9 with a 5.23 ERA in 31 career starts with Washington spanning two seasons (2009-present).


The 34-year-old Walker is 1-0 with one hold and a 3.57 ERA in 24 games for the Nationals.

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