Nationals place Matt Belisle (calf) on the disabled list

The Washington Nationals placed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

What It Means:

Belisle suffered the injury while landing after a pitch Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. If it's a significant strain, he could be out for over a month.

Belisle posted a 2.67 ERA in 33 2/3 innings pitched last season for the St. Louis Cardinals, but his xFIP of 4.52 was significantly higher. He owns a 1.50 ERA and a 4.38 xFIP through 6 innings pitched this season, with just 3 strikeouts.