The Washington Times - June 3, 2012, 11:38AM

The Nationals summoned veteran left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez from Triple-A Syracuse Sunday morning and optioned right-hander Ryan Perry, as their roster shuffling continued.

As part of the moves, rehabbing closer Drew Storen was moved to the 60-day disabled list to clear room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster.


The addition of Gonzalez leaves the Nationals in the unusual position of having four left-handers in their bullpen, including Sean Burnett, Ross Detwiler and Tom Gorzelanny.

Signed to a minor-league deal May 8, the 33-year-old Gonzalez compiled a 2.94 earned-run average and struck out 412 batters over 387 career appearances.

Gonzalez worked at the Nationals complex in Viera, Fla., and on June 1 made his lone appearance for Syracuse: 1.1 scoreless innings. He relies on a fastball, which sits in the low-90s,l and slider, while occasionally mixing in a changeup.

As Nationals manager Davey Johnson isn’t available before Sunday games, we’ll have more on the move following today’s 1:35 p.m. game with the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park.

Here are today’s lineups: 

Atlanta Braves
Michael Bourn, CF
Martin Prado, 3B
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Dan Uggla, 2B
Matt Diaz, LF
Jason Heyward, RF
David Ross, C
Andrelton Simmons, SS
Tommy Hanson, RHP

Washington Nationals
Steve Lombardozzi, LF
Bryce Harper, CF
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Michael Morse, RF
Ian Desmond, SS
Danny Espinosa, 2B
Jesus Flores, C
Gio Gonzalez, LHP