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Tidbits from Nationals Park

Nationals interim manager Jim Riggleman has not decided who will pitch against the Braves on Saturday afternoon. He cannot go with left-hander Ross Detwiler because the latter has been shut down for the rest of the season because he has reached his innings limit.

Riggleman said right-handers Marco Estrada or Zack Segovia could get the start, but the skipper hasn’t ruled out using a bullpen-by-committee in the game.

Outfielder/infielder Mike Morse has played his fourth position in as many days. He played third base on Saturday and started at first base, right field and left field the next three days respectively.

Nats call up Mike Morse [update]

To replace Logan Kensing on the roster, the Nationals have purchased the contract of infielder Mike Morse from Triple-A Syracuse. Morse, who came from the Mariners in the Ryan Langerhans trade last June, is hitting .327 with six home runs and 31 RBIs for Syracuse.

Nats designate Logan Kensing for assignment

The Nationals designated reliever Logan Kensing for assignment after Sunday’s game against Reds.

Kensing was given the news by interim manager Jim Riggleman, pitching coach Steve McCatty and acting general manager Mike Rizzo, when the team arrived at Nationals Park later that night.

Kensing was 0-2 with a 10.71 ERA in 17 games for Washington.

On Saturday, Riggleman acknowledged that he was baffled about Kensing’s performance of late. In his past six appearances, Kensing gave up 12 runs in his past 7 1/3 innings. Riggleman doesn’t think there is something wrong with Kensing’s arm. In Saturday’s game against Cincinnati, in fact, Kensing’s fastball was clocked at 96 mph.

“[Pitching coach] Steve McCatty and I talk about it a lot,” Riggleman said. “Something is easy to see for the hitter or Kensing is tipping his pitches, because when you throw that good and [the hitters] square the ball up on him like they have the last couple of weeks, something is wrong there.

“He throws too good to get hit that hard. We hope he gets it straightened out. We wanted to him have a clean inning and build on it. It just didn’t happened.”

It’s not known who the Nationals will call up on Tuesday. The Nationals are considering either outfielder Justin Maxwell or infielder Mike Morse, who are with Triple-A Syracuse. 

Maxwell had two stints with Washington this season, going 3-for-24 with an RBI. Morse, who came from the Mariners in the Ryan Langerhans trade last June, is hitting .327 with six home runs and 31 RBIs for Syracuse.

Nationals make minor trade with Mariners

The Nationals made a minor trade on Sunday afternoon, sending outfielder Ryan Langerhans to the Mariners for infielder Mike Mores.

Mores, who will report to Triple A Syracuse, played in 107 games for the Mariners during his career and has a 300 career batting average with three home runs and 33 RBIs.

Langerhans played for Syracuse all season and had a .279 batting average with nine home runs and 40 RBIs.  

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