Nationals activate Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover from disabled list

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The Washington Nationals have officially made a slew of roster moves ahead of their weekend series against the rival Philadelphia Phillies. In doing so, the surging National League East club has swapped a pair of relief pitchers between the big leagues and minor league ranks of Triple-A Syracuse.

The Nationals announced on Friday afternoon that right-handed relief pitchers Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover have been activated from the club’s 10-day disabled list. In what have become corresponding roster move, Washington has elected to option fellow right-hander A.J. Cole and left-handed relief pitcher Matt Grace down to Triple-A Syracuse.

With two of their top relief pitchers back in the fold, the first-place Nationals will continue to gear up for their upcoming three-game weekend series against the aforementioned Phillies.

The 33-year-old Kelly is currently in the midst of his second season as a member of the Nationals. Prior to arriving in our nation’s capital, he spent time with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres along the way. For his big league career, Kelley now owns a 3.55 ERA over the course of 367 regular-season relief appearances and a total of 352.1 innings of work.

On the other hand, the 24-year-old Glover is just a two-year big league veteran and currently owns a 4.76 ERA over the course of 30 regular-season relief appearances and 28.1 innings of work in all. It is also worth noting that he too has spent his entire major league tenure with the Nationals.

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