VIERA, Fla. -- The Nationals placed right-hander Christian Garcia on the 15-day disabled List, retroactive to March 22, with a right forearm tendon injury. The club also outrighted infielder Carlos Rivero to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nationals currently have 31 players in their big league camp.
Rivero, who will remain in Major League Spring Training, was out of options. He was placed on waivers, but there were no takers. Rivero is 8-for-47 (.170) with nine RBIs this spring.
Garcia didn't pitch in a Grapefruit League game, after feeling pain in his forearm during the team's first workout in February. He felt the cold weather played a role in his discomfort. There is no timetable as to when Garcia will begin throwing again. He has to rest his arm for at least another week.