WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was out of the lineup Saturday for a second consecutive game after having an ingrown toenail removed, while right fielder Jayson Werth went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
As expected, Werth’s roster spot was taken by outfielder Eury Perez, who was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before Washington hosted the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Harper had a procedure on his big toe Friday and sat out that night’s game; he tweeted a photo of his bloody toe and a piece of nail that was pulled from it.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson originally said he expected Harper back in the lineup Saturday, but the toe was still tender.
Werth’s stint on the DL is retroactive to May 3. He is batting .260 with four homers and 10 RBIs this season. The team had hoped to avoid sidelining Werth for 15 days, but his troublesome hamstring didn’t heal right away.
Perez was hitting .346 with seven steals and 17 runs in 23 games at Syracuse this season.
Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery: Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan needs season-ending surgery on his right forearm, which will require a recovery time of six to nine months.
Hanrahan said Saturday the operation likely will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, probably next week.
“After talking with the doctors here and going down to see Dr. Andrews, he confirmed what the doctors here thought,” Hanrahan said in Boston’s clubhouse. “I’m going to have to get surgery to repair my flexor tendon. ... After hearing the doctors here, it’s something I kind of prepared for. He just reaffirmed those. I’m going to get it done next week and start the process of getting healthy.”
Hanrahan walked off the mound in the ninth inning of Monday’s 6-5, 11-inning win over Minnesota after throwing a pitch.
He is 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA in nine games and was on the disabled list from April 14 to May 7 with a strained right hamstring. He converted four of six save chances.
Davis goes on disabled list: The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder Rajai Davis on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique muscle in his left side.
Davis was hurt during Friday’s 5-0 loss at Boston, and the roster move was made Saturday.
Davis is hitting .284 with one homer and four RBIs.