The Washington Nationals placed right-handed closer Koda Glover (Cherokee Nation) on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with lower back stiffness caused while showering.
The team also reinstated right-handed reliever Joe Blanton from the 10-day disabled list.
Glover, 24, said he felt his back lock up on him while showering before Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
Glover admitted he did not notify manager Dusty Baker or the training staff about the injury until after he surrendered three hits and two runs in the ninth as the Rangers tied the game and forced extra innings. It was his first blown save since taking over as the Nationals’ closer last month.
Glover leads all major league rookies with eight saves. He is 0-1 with a 5.12 ERA in 23 games this season.