Chien-Ming Wang Replaces Ross Detwiler In Washington Rotation

Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced a change to the Washington rotation after Saturday's game against the Braves. Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

Chien-Ming Wang will replace Ross Detwiler in the Nationals' rotation, Manager Davey Johnson said, a decision Johnson based on Wang's track record and Detwiler being better suited to pitch in relief.

"It's a tough decision, but I think it's best for the whole ball club," Johnson said.

The Nationals original plan out of spring training was to have Wang slotted fifth in the rotation, but a strained hamstring led to the veteran righty missing the first seven weeks of the season. Detwiler was 3-3 with a 3.88 ERA as a starter this year, and will now become a lefty asset in a bullpen that has undergone some recent shuffling,

Read more about the Washington Nationals at Federal Baseball. Check out Talking Chop for more on the Atlanta Braves. Keep up with the series between the NL Central opponents at our StoryStream and visit Baseball Nation to read additional news and notes around the league.

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