WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Parlay Game) – Washington Nationals Private Michael A. Taylor preferred his left leg as he headed to the clubhouse on Friday before undergoing knee and sore knee arthrography.
Director Dave Martinez qualified the precautionary test – but he also acknowledged that the nationals were meager at Taylor's position at the moment.
"You're right: there is no depth of field," Martinez said after a reporter mentioned the problem.
This is not just because Bryce Harper is now with the Philadelphia Phillies, a year after the departure of another starter, Jayson Werth, who has left the Nationals. The club exchanged two backup copies last season and Adam Eaton is a veteran of departure, Juan Soto It was an unexpected revelation at age 19 in 2018 and Victor Robles seems ready to make his debut for the opening day at age 21. Taylor is the only other safe thing in the field.
Taylor said his knee and hip stiffened shortly after taking a dive in the center in the second round of Washington's 10-4 win over Minnesota on Thursday.
"I went slipping, and the outside field was a little soft and my knee stuck in the ground," Taylor said.
In the moment, Martinez said: "It was a little scary. I immediately left the boat, because it did not look very beautiful. "
While waiting to hear Taylor's news, Martinez must begin to discover his other field options.
Matt AdamsOne of the most basic players of the season should be part of the starting lineup for the grapefruit league game in Washington on Friday against the New York Mets. Adams made more than 470 starts during his career in the major leagues, only 30 of which left.
Martinez said that Wilmer Difo, an infielder, will also see the weather in the outfield in the coming days.
Another utility player who can play in the outfield, Howie KendrickOn March 5, Martinez said Kendrick was not running at full speed.
Notes: Newly signed LHP Tony Sipp stated that he had organized two sessions a week since January. "But," added the reliever, "always different when you get a batter in the box, I did not throw in drummers, the arm is ready, and going up a gear will be a challenge here in the next two weeks. "Washington opens the regular season on March 28. Sipp hosted a parallel session of 35 shots on Thursday, and Martinez said," My biggest thing with him – and I talked to him yesterday – is : "Even if we wish you for the opening day, you missed a lot of time during the spring training, so I hope you are ready. But if you do not have it, you will not have it. You're not, you're not, but we want you to be completely ready, so if that brings you three or four more appearances here, so be it. "