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Washington Nationals place Jordy Mercer on 10-day IL

Mar 15, 2021; Jupiter, Florida, USA; Washington Nationals non-roster invite Jordy Mercer (27) bats during a spring training game between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2021; Jupiter, Florida, USA; Washington Nationals non-roster invite Jordy Mercer (27) bats during a spring training game between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals brought up infielder Humberto Arteaga from Triple-A Rochester on Friday and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on the 10-day injured list with a strained right quad.

The Mercer move is retroactive to Thursday.

Mercer, 34, hit .270 with one home run, one RBI and eight runs scored in 32 games for the Nationals. He’s in his 10th big-league season after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the third round of the 2008 draft.

Arteaga, 27, hit .227 with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs in 29 games between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester.

This is Arteaga’s second stint in the majors, having played 41 games with the Kansas City Royals in 2019, when he hit .197. He spent 10 professional seasons with the Royals organization before coming to the Nationals in 2021.

Also Friday, the Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Steven Fuentes and placed him on the 60-day IL with a right shoulder strain.

–Field Level Media