Nats send opening day starter Lannan to Double-A
Monday, June 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have sent left-hander John Lannan to Double-A Harrisburg, a demotion for their pitcher who started on opening day.
Lannan was 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 14 starts. He also started the opener last year and led the team with nine wins.
The Nationals purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Peralta was 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 20 saves with Syracuse. He's 4-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 221 major league appearances with the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City and Colorado.
Washington transferred right Garrett Mock from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list and reinstated lefty Ross Detwiler from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Harrisburg.