Nationals recall Maya to start against Padres

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya from Triple-A Syracuse to start Sunday's game against San Diego.

Maya takes Tom Gorzellany's place in the Nationals' rotation. Gorzellany was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with an inflamed left elbow.

The Cuban-born Maya, who signed with the Nationals last summer, was 1-4 with a 3.79 ERA in nine starts with Syracuse. He was 0-3 with a 5.88 ERA in five starts with Washington in 2010.