Mock leading candidate to replace Perez
Right-hander last pitched in big leagues on June 8 vs. Giants
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nationals right-hander Garrett Mock is the leading candidate to replace left-hander Odalis Perez in the rotation this weekend against the Rangers. Mock has a 4-2 record and a 3.12 ERA with Triple-A Columbus.
The last time Mock pitched in the big leagues was on June 8 against the Giants. It was his Major League debut and it was an outing he would like to forget. He didn't get past the fifth inning as the Nationals lost to the Giants, 6-3, at Nationals Park.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.