PHOENIX (AP) -Billy Traber was optioned by the Washington Nationals to Triple-A Columbus after Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The left-hander was 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA in 28 games, including two starts.
The club is expected to activate right-hander Shawn Hill to start Tuesday night against Philadelphia. Hill, who has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a strained left shoulder, is 3-3 with a 2.70 ERA in eight starts.
To make room for Hill in the rotation, the team said Mike Bacsik would move to the bullpen. Bacsik, who gave up Barry Bonds' 756th home run on Tuesday, is 5-6 with a 4.76 ERA.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction Will the under cash again tonight for bettors when the Giants host the Braves at 10:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction Can the Cardinals pull off the upset versus the Rockies tonight at 9:10PM ET in Colorado?
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Dodgers Prediction Following their loss last night, will the Cubs rebound with a win over the Dodgers tonight at 7:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Mets vs. Pirates Prediction Will Pirates' ace Gerrit Cole shut down the Mets tonight when the two teams clash at 7:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Astros Pick Will the Baltimore Orioles continue their skid today when they face the Houston Astros...

MLB Team Pages