Because of a right hip strain, the Washington Nationals placed starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the team announced via Twitter. Through seven appearances, four starts, this season, Wang has posted a 2-3 mark with a 7.61 ERA and 2.15 WHIP. The seven-year veteran already sustained a hamstring injury this season, late in spring training, that kept him out of the lineup until May 26.
In his place, the Nats recalled right-handed relief pitcher Henry Rodriguez, who was placed on the DL on June 6 because of a strained right index finger. Rodriguez has appeared in 24 games this season, going 1-3 with 23 strikeouts to 14 walks. During his rehab assignment in the Nats' farm tossed seven scoreless innings, along with seven strikeouts and five walks.