The Nationals announced a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, including the activation of third baseman Anthony Rendon from the 10-day injured list. The club also recalled pitcher Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg, optioned infielder Carter Kieboom to Triple-A Fresno, and placed reliever Tony Sipp on the 10-day IL due to a strained oblique.
Rendon, 28, was hit on the elbow with a pitch on April 20 against the Marlins. He played once more on the 26th before being placed on the IL. He was on fire prior to the injury, batting .356/.442/.740 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 86 plate appearances.
Fedde, 26, has just one appearance in a major league game this inning. It lasted four innings and he kept the opposition scoreless on a pair of hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
Kieboom, 21, brought some hype when he was called up, but struggled over 11 games. He hit .128/.209/.282 with a pair of solo home runs across 43 trips to the plate.
Sipp, 35, has allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks with eight strikeouts across nine innings of work to date.
NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.