Ian Desmond takes paternity leave from Nationals


As expected, Ian Desmond has taken a paternity leave from the Nationals.

Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that outfielder Roger Bernadina has been called up from Triple-A to replace Desmond on the roster for what will likely be just a day or two.

Desmond joins Colby Lewis as the first players to take advantage of MLB’s new paternity leave roster exemption that allows players to be replaced for 1-3 days.