The Nationals placed All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the 10-day disabled list with left toe inflammation, optioned right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled right-handed pitchers Wander Suero and Austin Voth from Syracuse on Tuesday.
Doolittle, 31, hasn’t pitched since Friday. The following day, he tripped over a pitching mound and first experienced discomfort in his left toe.
The former A’s left-hander has a 1.45 ERA and has converted 22 of 23 save opportunities this season. He will not pitch in the All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday.