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Washington Nationals Notes: Adam Eaton Suffers Lower Leg Injury, Rafael Bautista Promoted

The outfielder got injured on Friday, after trying to get to the first base after a ground ball. He will be subjected to an MRI on Saturday.

Adam Eaton succesfully got to first base, with a ground ball, which he hit against Jeurys Familia but the effort he put into it could cost him some time in the disabled list. The outfielder had to be taken off in the ninth inning, to be replaced by Chris Heisey, who came on as a pinch runner.

“It didn’t good look," said manager Dusty Baker to MLB.com, after Saturday’s game.

Eaton suffered an injury in his leg, but it isn’t specifically know yet what really happened or how long will he be out for, but he will be placed in the disabed list — a development looking very likely to materialize. The left-handed outfielder will undergo an MRI today to know all of these answers, according to MLB.com

There isn’t a good time for an injury at all, but the Washington Nationals’ outfielder was having a magnificent start this season. His slash line was .297/.393/.462 before his injury. He also had seven doubles, two home runs, 13 runs batted in and 24 runs scored, after Saturday’s contest.

Rafael Bautista, one of the organization’s brightest prospects, will be selected to replace him in the roster, as reported by MASN Sports. The Dominican outfielder was close to making the team during the Spring Training after leaving a .316 AVG, with 5 runs scored, four runs batted in, two stolen bases and two doubles in 23 games.

His minor league’s introduction hasn’t been the brightest this year, nonetheless, even though he has an AVG of .291. With Triple-A Syracuse, he has a .680 on-base percentage, along with five doubles, two runs batted in, 14 runs scored to his name and 23 hits blasted in 19 Triple-A game. All that’s left is to wait and see if he does indeed live up to the expectations everyone has for him in the MLB.


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