- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Washington Nationals placed infielder Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday and called up Grant Green.

Drew strained his right hamstring when sprinting up the first base line on Tuesday. He was removed from the game and replaced by Anthony Rendon. Rendon, who is hitting a mere .115 to start the season, was given a day off until then.

Drew played shortstop on Monday because of Trea Turner’s hamstring injury. At the time, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he planned to play Drew on Monday, give him a break Tuesday, then play him again at shortstop Wednesday. Baker pointed out that Drew had not often played consecutive days in recent seasons, so he didn’t want to break him down by playing him on a daily basis.

Instead, he chose to play Drew at third on Tuesday. He now joins Turner on the disabled list.

“I don’t think I’ve ever lost two shortstops in such a short period of time,” Baker said.

Green, 29, joins the Nationals after four games with Triple-A Syracuse this season where he went 2-for-13 with one double. The Nationals are the fourth Major League team Green has played for, coming to Washington after stops with the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, and San Francisco Giants. He can play multiple infield positions.

Second-year player Wilmer Difo will play shortstop until Turner returns.

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