The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sam Clay from Triple-A Rochester and optioned left-handed pitcher Francisco Perez to Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

Clay, 29, joins the Nationals for his fourth Major League stint this season. He went 1–2 with a 3.10 ERA (7 ER/20.1 IP) with 20 strikeouts and seven walks in 21 relief appearances for Rochester. He tossed scoreless relief in 17 of the 21 outings. Clay has appeared in five games out of the Nationals’ bullpen this season.

Perez, 24, recorded a 7.27 ERA across 10 relief appearances for the Nationals in 2022.

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