Scott Olsen to go on DL; J.D. Martin to be called up

Nationals interim manager Jim Riggleman announced on Sunday morning that left-hander Scott Olsen will be placed on the 15-day disabled list and right-hander J.D. Martin will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to make the start against the Mets on Monday night.

Martin, who will be making his Major League debut, was 8-3 with a 2.66 ERA for Syracuse. He has been in professional baseball since 2001. He spent most of his career in the Indians organization.

“I talked to [Syracuse manager] Tim Foli and [Nationals pitching coach] Steve McCatty [about Martin],” Riggleman said. “Martin has been a strike thrower, understands about holding runners and the finer points of pitching to both sides at the plate. He is a professional pitcher and earned the right to get here and see if he can do it against Major League hitters.”

Looking to get a second opinion, Olsen will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday about his sore latissimus dorsi, a muscle near the shoulder area. It’s the second time Olsen will be placed on the DL. He missed time earlier in the season because of a sore shoulder.        

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