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The Nationals cleared two spots on their 40-man roster by outrighting Class AAA Columbus relievers Chris Schroder and Brian Sanches.

The 30-year-old Sanches won two games with the Nationals in May and June but gave up a number of big innings that led to a 7.36 earned-run average. Schroder compiled a 5.40 ERA in four innings with Washington. …

Acta said shortstop Alberto Gonzalez, who has been out since he strained his left hamstring Aug. 5, is playing full games with Class AAA Columbus and will be ready to rejoin the Nationals once rosters expand to 40 on Sept. 1.