Nationals reliever Craig Stammen is headed to the disabled list with right forearm tightness and the team has called up Taylor Jordan from Triple-A to replace him in the bullpen.
Stammen has been an underrated part of Washington’s relief corps, posting a 2.80 ERA and 237 strikeouts in 257 innings since shifting to the bullpen full time. He logged 88, 82, and 73 innings during the past three seasons.
Jordan has thrown 77 innings for the Nationals, but they all came as a starter in 2013 and 2014. He’s posted consistently strong numbers in the minors as a starter, but it’s unclear how much manager Matt Williams will trust him in a key bullpen role.