Bryce Harper, the 19-year-old outfielder who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, will be recalled by the Washington Nationals from Triple-A Syracuse today.
Harper will meet the Nationals in Los Angeles, where they are playing the Dodgers, and take the roster spot of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is going on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. Harper was hitting .250 with a homer and three RBI.
The Nationals also placed reliever Brad Lidge (abdominal wall strain) on the 15-day disabled list.
Around the leagues
Cleveland placed reliever Rafael Perez (strained side muscle) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled lefty Nick Hagadone. The White Sox placed reliever Jesse Crain (strained left oblique) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A. Boston activated left-handed reliever Rich Hill from the disabled list and optioned reliever Justin Thomas to Triple-A. Moose Skowron, 81, a five-time World Series champion and one of only two players to hit three home runs in Game 7s, died in Arlington Heights, Ill. The Los Angeles Angels released slumping outfielder Bobby Abreu.