WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals have recalled right-hander Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned fellow reliever Ryan Mattheus to their top farm club.
The 26-year-old Storen was sent down on July 27 after going 3-2 with two saves and 5.95 ERA in 47 games. He had no record and a 5.68 ERA in six games with the Chiefs, but tossed 2 1-3 scoreless innings over his last three appearances in the minors.
Mattheus, 29, had a 9.45 ERA in nine appearances since returning from a broken right hand. He is 0-1 with a 6.26 ERA in 23 games overall.
Washington announced the moves before Thursday's game against San Francisco.