The Washington Nationals are getting some reinforcements — in a big way.
Soto was not in the lineup Tuesday, but he returns to the active roster after missing 11 games with a left shoulder strain. The Nationals will more than welcome back his bat as the 22-year-old is hitting .300 with two home runs and eight RBI.
Harris, meanwhile, has yet to play this season. He missed 24 games with right-hand inflammation and most of spring training. The Nationals were initially concerned that the 36-year-old was dealing with a blood clot, though the team and Harris received good news upon further diagnosis.
Harris was solid in relief last season. He posted a 3.06 ERA in 20 games.
As part of a corresponding move, the Nationals designated infielder Hernan Perez for assignment and optioned pitcher Kyle McGowin.
Entering Tuesday’s contest, the Nationals (12-12) lead the National League East.
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