Xavier Cedeno called up to replace Blake Treinen; plus Nationals-Cardinals lineups

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The Nationals recalled left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno and optioned rookie Blake Treinen back to Class AAA Syracuse, giving them an extra, fresh relief arm after Treinen threw 60 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Thursday night. Treinen joined the Nationals on Saturday in place of Aaron Barrett and, over three appearances, threw 123 pitches in 6 2/3 innings.

Cedeno likely will hold a place until the Nationals can recall Barrett, whom they optioned in order to add Treinen as a fresh arm. Barrett was optioned Saturday and, by rule, must spend 10 days in the minors before the Nationals can recall him. So Barrett, who excelled in his first big league work, will be eligible to return Tuesday.

The Nationals will try to rebound from the 8-0 trouncing they suffered last night against the Cardinals. For the first time all season, Manager Matt Williams will use the same lineup in consecutive games.


1. Anthony Rendon, 3B

2. Bryce Harper, LF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Nate McLouth, CF

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, LHP


1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jhonny Peralta, SS

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Mark Ellis, 2B

7. Shane Robinson, RF

8. Peter Bourjous, CF

9. Michael Wacha, RHP

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.



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Adam Kilgore · April 18, 2014