MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Chad Tracy, who leads the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBIs, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.
The Nationals selected the contract of outfielder Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse, and he joined them for Monday's game at Miami.
Tracy was hurt Saturday against Atlanta, and he's scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, with surgery a possibility. He was 6 for 18 (.333) as a pinch hitter and batting .265 overall.
Brown, whose only previous major league experience was three games with the Nationals last year, hit .297 with 12 home runs and 30 RBIs in 48 games this season for Syracuse.