Nats reinstate pitcher Carpenter from the paternity list

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have reinstated right-hander David Carpenter from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse.

General manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Carpenter is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA in eight games with the Nationals. Acquired from the New York Yankees on June 11, Carpenter is 0-1 with a 4.01 ERA in 30 games this season.

Carpenter and his wife, Brittny, welcomed their first child, Darrell David Carpenter IV, on Monday.

Hill is 0-0 with a 3.75 ERA in six games with Washington this season.

The Nationals open a three-game series against the Orioles on Friday in Baltimore.

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