Nationals make moves on their roster after Starlin Castro’s administrative discharge

Nationals make moves on their roster after Starlin Castros administrative

The Washington Nationals announced they have awarded him an MLB contract to the Puerto Rican receiver René Rivera and that they have also sent catcher Jakson Reetz to Triple-A Rochester. In addition, after the placement of Dominican infielder Starlin Castro on Administrative Leave, Washington activated from the disabled list fellow infielder Jordy Mercer.

The 37-year-old Rivera has played in 13 major league seasons with the Indians, Mets, Braves, Angels, Cubs, Rays, Padres, Twins and Mariners. With Cleveland in 2021, he hit 55-13 (.236) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs. On defense, he caught four of 11 runners in robbery attempts.

Mercer missed 12 games due to a strained right quadriceps. This season, he’s hitting .270 with a home run.

For his part, Reetz made his major league debut last Saturday and doubled that afternoon, his first major league hit.

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