The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. Solano, a career .251 hitter, will serve as the team's third catcher behind Jesus Flores and backup Carlos Maldonad.
As a result, the Nationals optioned first baseman Tyler Moore back to Syracuse after limited playing time at the major league level with just 19 at-bats through 12 games, including five starts. Over that span, he went 3 for 19 (.158) with no walks, along with seven strikeouts.
"I didn't play a whole lot, but I got to experience the atmosphere and experience how things work," Moore told Adam Kilgore of the Post. "It was real beneficial for me. ... I mean, it's a blow. But at the same time, I get to play and get back in my rhythm, feel like I'm a ballplayer again. It'll be fun to get down there and see the guys."
In less than a month at Class AAA in Syracuse earlier this season, Moore, had homered seven times.
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