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Carlos Maldonado Called Up From Triple-A After Rodriguez's Injury

The Nationals have called up Carlos Maldonado to replace Ivan Rodriguez's spot on the roster as Rodriguez goes on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back injury, according to MASN's Ben Goessling. 

I know, I know, that doesn't sound so exciting. But wait, there's intrigue! Maldonado has essentially been Stephen Strasburg's personal catcher at Triple-A Syracuse, which means ... oh wait, nevermind.

Maldonado isn't expected to start -- that role will likely fall to Wil Nieves instead.