Senators Roster Moves: Blackmar Joins Sens, Jeroloman Activated
Yesterday the Washington Nationals announced minor league roster moves, affecting the roster of the Harrisburg Senators. RHP Greg Ross and RHP Boone Whiting were both placed on the disabled list while C Brian Jeroloman was activated from the temporary inactive list.
Today, RHP Mark Blackmar was transferred from High-A Potomac to Harrisburg. Blackmar is set to make his debut tonight, starting against the Erie SeaWolves.
Additionally, RHP Abel De Los Santos was placed on outright waivers and was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds. The move was necessary for the Nationals to create a spot on the 40-man roster for RHP Reynaldo Lopez, who is making his Nationals debut tonight. De Los Santos was assigned to AA Pensacola.
Blackmar, 24, was signed by the Nationals on July 5 after going 6-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 13 starts with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. He then made two starts with Potomac, allowing one run in seven innings in both outings.
Jeroloman is hitting .217 with five doubles and 10 RBI in 23 games with the Senators this season.
Ross hits the DL after a string of incredible starts as he is currently 4-1 with a minuscule 0.87 ERA in eight starts with Harrisburg. Whiting has an ERA of 5.63 in three starts with the Senators this season.
In 53 appearances with the Senators over of the past two seasons, De Los Santos was 4-4 with 13 saves and a 3.52 ERA. He struck out 68 in 71.2 innings.