CHICAGO -- Following Friday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs, Nationals manager Matt Williams said the club will recall left-hander Xavier Cedeno for Saturday's doubleheader.
Cedeno has a 1.56 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 15 appearances covering 17 1/3 innings for Triple-A Syracuse this season. He's made two scoreless appearances for the Nationals this year, one on April 21 vs. the Angels and the other June 14 at St. Louis, covering 2 1/3 innings.
To make room for Cedeno, the Nats will option righty Taylor Hill back to Syracuse. Hill, who was called up earlier this week, allowed two earned runs 4 1/3 innings over his two appearances. Williams said Hill will go back to the starting rotation at Syracuse, where he's posted a 1.92 ERA in 15 appearances, 14 of them starts.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.