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Nationals place right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez (nerve) on IL

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Mar 20, 2022; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (34) delivers a pitch in the third inning during spring training at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 10-day injured list with a cervical nerve impingement on Monday.

The move is retroactive to April 8.

In a corresponding move, the Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Josh Rogers from Triple-A Rochester.

Sanchez, 38, spent the 2021 season out of baseball and re-signed with Nationals in March, hoping to make the roster. He was a starter on the 2019 Washington team that won the World Series and also spent 2020 with the team.

In 15 major league seasons with four teams, Sanchez is 112-113 with a 4.05 ERA in 350 games (327 starts). He has struck out 1,726 batters in 1,948 1/3 innings.

In two seasons with the Nationals, he posted a 15-13 record and 4.52 ERA in 41 starts.

Rogers, 27, was optioned to Rochester at the end of spring training. He went 2-2 with a 3.28 ERA in six games (all starts) with the Nationals in 2021.

–Field Level Media