WASHINGTON — The Nationals have recalled flame-throwing righty reliever Koda Glover from Syracuse and placed left-handed reliever Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 16.
Solis, with a 2.35 ERA through 34 appearances, has been one of Washington’s more dependable relievers this season. He goes to the disabled list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. This marks his second DL stint of 2016; his first, in July, came as a result of knee inflammation.
Glover, an eighth-round pick in 2015, made his Major League debut for the Nationals on July 20, when he pitched one perfect frame in an 8-1 victory over the Dodgers. He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck out one batter in one inning of work during a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers the following night.
Since returning to Class-AAA Syracuse, Glover has a 2.53 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 10.2 innings. He’s allowed three runs on eight hits in that time.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo was asked about the role Glover could fill as this week’s Burke & Herbert Bank Fan Question of the Week during his appearance with the Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan.
What will Koda Glover’s role be if he’s called up to the team? — Tom in Gaithersburg
“He’s a power reliever. He can pitch multiple innings. He can give you four or five, six outs,” Rizzo explained. “I think he gives you another swing-and-miss power arm out of the bullpen that’ll help us, especially, Colorado really takes its toll on pitching.”
“You know, with Mad Max going short the first game of the series, and then the rain delay, which knocked Gio out after three really hurts us, because it really taxes your bullpen,” he said. “So Koda will bring some length to the bullpen and a guy that’ll give you a power inning-and-a-third and I think that will ease the strain on the rest of the pen.”