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Jayson Werth (R) Headshot

Werth (toe) went 1-for-3 while playing five innings in left field in his first rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

Werth singled his first at-bat and then flied out and lined out in his subsequent two plate appearances before heading to the bench in the top of the sixth inning. According to Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com, it's expected that Werth will stick with Syracuse through at least early next week, at which point the Nationals will assess the progress he's made in his recovery from the small fracture and bone bruise on his left foot. Once he's activated from the 60-day disabled list, Werth should settle back into an everyday role in left field.
2:19 pm (EST)
Hector Velázquez (R) Headshot

Velazquez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Velazquez will join the Boston bullpen in place of Matt Barnes (back), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. It's expected that Velazquez will work in long relief for the Red Sox after giving up eight runs over 17.2 innings in his four appearances (two starts) with the big club earlier in the season.
2:11 pm (EST)
Matt Barnes (R) Headshot

Barnes was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower-back strain, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

The move to the DL comes after Barnes failed to record an out while allowing both batters he faced to reach base in Monday's loss to the Indians. The Red Sox recalled Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Barnes' spot in the bullpen, but it's expected that Joe Kelly and Brandon Workman will be the main beneficiaries of more high-leverage opportunities while Barnes is sidelined.
2:08 pm (EST)
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