Aug 19, 2015, 5:20 PM EST
Nationals reliever David Carpenter has been assigned to Single-A Potomac to begin his minor league rehab assignment, the team announced on Wednesday.
Carpenter is coming back from right shoulder inflammation and has been on the disabled list since July 12. He joins outfielder Reed Johnson, who is also rehabbing with the P-Nats. Denard Span played for Potomac on Sunday, but has since moved on to the Hagerstown Suns.
Carpenter, 30, has a 1.50 ERA in eight appearances with the Nats this season. He began the year with the New York Yankees before going to Washington in a trade on June 11. In 30 total outings this season he has a 4.01 ERA.
Carpenter experienced a setback early in his rehab after beginning a throwing program. That caused him to seek a second and third opinion – one in Ohio and one in Delaware – and receive two MRIs. No structural damage was found and he resumed his throwing program in early August.
Carpenter is a five-year MLB veteran and holds a 3.66 ERA in 218 career games.
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