Nationals place Belliard on 15-day DL with strained calf

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals placed infielder
Ronnie Belliard on the 15-day disabled list Monday night, retroactive to Friday, and plan to recall right-handed pitcher Chris Schroder from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.

Belliard has been bothered by a strained left calf.

"He was getting better, so he came out early and tried to run and test it, and he reinjured it," manager Manny Acta said following Monday night's 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Schroder has been back and forth between the minors and majors this season. He has made three appearances with the Nationals.