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Nationals recall LHP Xavier Cedeno

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned right-hander Blake Treinen to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

In three appearances with Triple-A Syracuse this season, Cedeno has tossed 3.2 scoreless innings. Cedeno has allowed just one hit, walked one and struck out four while holding opponents to a .077 batting average.

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Acquired from the Astros in April of 2013, Cedeno, 27, appeared in 11 games and worked to a 1.50 ERA with Washington last season. In parts of three Major League seasons, Cedeno has amassed 45.0 innings and worked to a 5.40 ERA.

Treinen, 25, made his Major League debut with the Nationals on April 12, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves.

In three Major League appearances, Treinen allowed just one earned run in 6.2 innings of work, a 1.35 ERA. He earned his first Major League strikeout on April 12 when he got Braves third baseman Chris Johnson swinging.

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