Logan to DL
And let the shuttle flights between Columbus and Washington begin.
The Nationals just announced that center fielder Nook Logan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what the club is calling a left foot strain. That means Kory Casto is already being recalled from Class AAA Columbus (he was the last cut from the team before the season, basically) and will make his major league debut sometime this week.
As I put in today's paper, the MRI on Logan's foot taken last night -- coming after Logan jammed the foot into the base of the wall while making a very nice catch in the fourth inning yesterday -- showed no bone damage (X-rays were negative by the end of the game) and only edema, which is basically swelling and fluid in the area of the injury. If all goes well, he'll be ready to come off the DL the first day he's eligible.
According to GM Jim Bowden, Casto should arrive from Columbus by 4:30 p.m. and be in uniform tonight. Not sure whether Manny Acta would start him under such circumstances. But Bowden also just made a very good point to me: With the Class AAA affiliate now in Columbus rather than New Orleans, players can get here much more quickly (not only because of the 55-minute flight from Columbus to DCA, but because they're in the east-coast based International League, not the strewn-all-over-the-universe Pacific Coast League (and if you consider that New Orleans is in the Pacific Coast League, you get an idea of the geography there)).
Didn't someone say something happens to this team every day? I mean, it's already started.
I'll let you know what Acta says after I talk to him at 3:30 p.m. or so.
Oh, and I'm just guessing, but I doubt they DL Guzman if they didn't announce it yet. So meet your new shortstop, Josh Wilson.
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