The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitchers Stephen Strasburg and Brandon Kintzler on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy (right knee surgery) could be close to returning to the lineup. He rejoined the team Sunday, taking batting practice and fielding grounders.

The Nationals had announced Saturday that Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation) was headed for the disabled list after an MRI. He left Friday night’s start against the Giants after two innings. Kintzler (right forearm flexor strain) left Saturday’s game against the Giants with forearm tightness.

Around the bases

Aaron Judge was held out of the starting lineup to rest his jammed left thumb as the New York Yankees tried for a Subway Series sweep against the Mets. … The Minnesota Twins sent first baseman Joe Mauer to Triple-A Rochester for a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a cervical neck strain and concussion-like symptoms. … Yoenis Cespedes’ rehab assignment was cut short after a setback, and the plummeting New York Mets aren’t sure when they might get their slugging left fielder back from a nagging hip injury. … The Toronto Blue Jays say prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will miss at least four weeks because of a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. … The Milwaukee Brewers acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi. The Brewers assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs.