The Nationals introduced a collection of roster strikes as they proceed to convey gamers again from the COVID-19 record. Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, and Josh Harrison are all again from COVID protocols and are lively for right this moment’s recreation. Infielder Luis Garcia and outfielder Yadiel Hernandez had been optioned to the alternate coaching web site however will stay on the Nats’ taxi squad, whereas left-hander T.J. McFarland and righty Ryne Harper had been despatched to the alternate web site. As properly, catcher Jonathan Lucroy was designated for task.
Jon Lester is the one participant nonetheless on the COVID-related damage record, because the Nationals have nearly all of their roster again following the coronavirus outbreak that compelled the staff to postpone its first 4 video games of the season. Washington hasn’t but introduced its lineup for tonight’s recreation with the Cardinals, nevertheless it’s in all probability secure to imagine that at the very least one among Bell, Schwarber, or Harrison will have the ability to play, because the staff would in any other case be relatively shorthanded.
Lucroy was signed to a minor league deal on April 3 and he ended up showing in 5 video games with Washington (hitting .357/.357/.429 in 14 plate appearances). The Nationals added Lucroy since their catching corps was additionally depleted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the veteran may now probably head elsewhere with at the very least a good five-game audition underneath his belt for a future suitor. As famous by MASNsports.com’s Mark Zuckerman and different writers, Lucroy could be very near attaining 10 full years of Main League service time, and can proceed to build up service days whereas designated.
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