MacDougal to lead Nats' cavalry
- The Nationals are expected to purchase the contract of right-hander Michael MacDougal and option catcher Luke Montz to Double-A Harrisburg before they begin a three-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Friday.
MacDougal had an out clause in his Minor League contract that allowed him to leave Triple-A Syracuse on Monday night. However, the Nationals had 48 hours to put him on the 25-man roster. If they didn't, MacDougal would have become a free agent.
MacDougal pitched in seven games and gave up one run in 7 1/3 innings for Syracuse.