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Nationals place Ryan Madson on disabled list due to back injury

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The Nationals have made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Most notably, reliever Ryan Madson has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a back injury. The Nationals also optioned reliever Sammy Solis to Triple-A Syracuse. Trevor Gott and Tim Collins have been recalled from Syracuse, and Erick Fedde has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Madson, 37, has had a forgettable year. He owns a 5.19 ERA with a 40/15 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. He was on the hook for all four runs that scored on David Bote‘s walk-off grand slam on Sunday. Madson apparently aggravated his back injury during that appearance.

Fedde, 25, has been dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder since early July. He will likely rejoin the team when rosters expand on September 1.

Solis, 30, has struggled to a 5.24 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 15 walks in 34 1/3 innings this season.

Gott, 25, has pitched 16 1/3 innings in the majors this year, accruing a 4.96 ERA with 12 strikeouts and eight walks.

Collins, 28, has 13 innings in the big leagues and has posted a 2.77 ERA with eight striekouts and six walks.

Phillies place Jay Bruce on the IL, recall Nick Williams

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The Phillies have placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He sustained the injury during a plate appearance in the third inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers. The team expects Bruce to miss at least three weeks.

With Bruce gone so too goes his power — he has 24 homers on the year — and they will try to replace some of it with Nick Williams. Williams has struggled at the big league level but is hitting .345/.403/.628 with six home runs in 28 games at Triple-A this year.