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Nationals recall P Lannan

The Washington Nationals have recalled pitcher John Lannan from Triple-A Syracuse.

Lannan, the Nationals' opening day starter in 2009 and 2010, will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves. He posted a 6-9 record with a 4.89 ERA in 18 starts for Syracuse this season.

The left-hander went 10-13 with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts for the Nationals last year.

Washington also reinstated outfielder Xavier Nady from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.

In 40 games for the Nationals this season, Nady hit just .157 with three homers and six RBI.