Severino optioned to Syracuse
After the Nationals’ 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, the Nationals optioned reliever Atahualpa Severino to Triple-A Syracuse and will recall outfielder Justin Maxwell from Syracuse the next day.
Severino, 25, did not make an appearance during his three-game stint with the Nationals. However, he is 4-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 40 games for Syracuse.
This will mark the fourth time Maxwell will be recalled by the Nationals. In 24 games for Washington, Maxwell is 4-for-28 [.105] with a homer and three RBIs. He also has 14 walks that gives him a .340 on-base percentage.
In 66 games with Syracuse, Maxwell hit .287 with six home runs and 21 RBIs.