Washington Nationals News: Nats make seven more roster cuts
Today’s District Daily discusses the latest roster moves for the Washington Nationals and how Dusty Baker hopes the offense improves with runners on base.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats new and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
We start off today’s Daily with an update on the latest roster moves for the Nationals. As MLB.com’s Bill Ladson writes below, the club continued to trim down the roster after making seven cuts Monday.
Brian Goodwin and Sammy Solis were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. The team sent left-hander Nick Lee, catcher Spencer Kieboom and infielder Chris Bostick to Double-A Harrisburg. The team also reassigned two players, Matt Skole and Logan Schafer, to minor league camp.
With Opening Day just a couple of weeks away and regulars getting more and more playing time, expect the Nationals to make several more cuts in the coming days as the team trims the roster down to 25.
Also in today’s Daily, The Washington Post’s James Wagner discusses how manager Dusty Baker wants the Nationals to improve their hitting with runners on base.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Nats continue roster trimming by cutting 7
VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have been giving their starting position players a lot of playing time lately, and with starting pitchers starting to ramp up the innings, playing time will start getting harder to come by. So the club trimmed its Spring Training roster by seven players Monday in the latest round of cuts.
Outfielder Brian Goodwin and left-hander Sammy Solis were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse; left-hander Nick Lee, catcher Spencer Kieboom and infielder Chris Bostickwere sent to Double-A Harrisburg; while infielder Matt Skole and outfielder Logan Schafer were both reassigned to Minor League camp. Read full article here.
Dusty Baker wants Nationals to improve hitting with runners on base
(James Wagner, Washington Post)
VIERA, Fla. — It is hard to assign any weight to spring training games other than as an evaluation of the process. And watching Monday’s 1-1 tie with the Astros, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker was displeased with what he saw. Sure, the Nationals faced reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, but he only threw three innings.
The Nationals managed seven hits and five walks but scored only one run. They went 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base. Unprompted, Baker volunteered his thoughts about it after the game. Read full article here.