Nats activate RHP Brad Lidge

Updated: June 7, 2012, 1:23 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have reshuffled their bullpen, reinstating right-hander Brad Lidge from the disabled list and putting righty Henry Rodriguez on the DL.

Lidge is 0-0 with two saves and a 5.14 ERA in seven games with Washington this season. The 35-year-old reliever has missed the past 38 games because of an abdominal injury.

Lidge gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings during a two-game rehabilitation assignment with Class A Potomac. He rejoined the Nationals for Thursday's game against the Mets.

Rodriguez is 1-3 with nine saves and a 5.14 ERA in 24 games. The 25-year-old has a strained right index finger. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday.

The Nationals also put catcher Carlos Maldonado on the DL with a back injury and recalled infielder-outfielder Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse.


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