Nats put Williams on DL, promote Traber

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals put right-hander
Jerome Williams back on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after
one start and selected left-hander Billy Traber's contract from
Triple-A Columbus.

The Nationals also transferred first baseman Nick Johnson from
the 15-day to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster for
Traber. Johnson is recovering from a broken right leg.

Williams, 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA this season, has a strained right
shoulder that forced him out of Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the
Atlanta Braves in the third inning.

He had been on the disabled list with a left ankle injury but
was activated so he could start Tuesday.

Williams joins John Patterson and Shawn Hill as members of
Washington's opening day rotation who are now on the DL.