PLAY EATON AND ZIM
At some point they must play.
Okay, Eaton is recovering from his ACL repair on the back fields getting into as many minor-league games as possible. But, he needs to have the practice of hitting top-level pitching. A few whole games in his new position of left field would help too.
Zimmerman, as far as we know, is healthy. His continued absences are now heading into the strange category. Yeah, watching Marmolejos and Dominguez is fun. However, they are destined for Syracuse and not Washington.
You would think Martinez wants to see his entire lineup, sans Daniel Murphy, so he can tweak his offense accordingly. Once Michael Taylor recovers from his side injury, everyone should be healthy that will play on Opening Day.
With Washington’s history of hiding injuries, you fear the worst. But, allegedly, Eaton was close to ready last year if the Nats made the World Series. Even with the understanding of easing players into the season, his lack of playing time is head scratching.