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Nationals put OF Werth on DL, recall INF Difo from Double-A

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch.

Washington also recalled infielder Wilmer Difo from Double-A Harrisburg before Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees

Werth was hit on the wrist Friday against the San Diego Padres. His second stint on the DL this season is retroactive to Saturday.

Difo is considered one of the Nationals’ top prospects and recently was promoted to Harrisburg, hitting .308 in 52 at-bats.

Reliever Casey Janssen, on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation since the start of the season, is expected to make two more minor league appearances before joining the Nationals.

He’s scheduled to appear Wednesday at Double-A Harrisburg.

“They would like my curveball to get a little tighter,” Janssen said. “I think I’m pretty ready, but they have a plan and they want to stick to it.”

Manager Matt Williams said: “It’s a matter of him getting out there and making sure he’s hitting the ground running when he gets here.”

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