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Top Stone Garrett News

  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Participating in most drills

    Garrett (fibula/ankle) is running at full speed and taking live batting practice during the early stages of spring training, but the Nationals don't have a timeline for when he'll be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Zuckerman previously reported last week that Garrett would be a full participant at camp, and while that's largely been the case thus far, the Nationals are still easing the 28-year-old along slowly to some degree as he makes his way back from late-August surgery to repair a broken left fibula and address related ankle damage. In addition to delaying Garrett's inclusion in the spring lineup, the Nationals have also been holding him out of certain running drills, including one Wednesday that all of the team's other healthy position players took part in. Garrett thus far hasn't reported any setbacks with his left leg and remains a realistic option for the Nationals' Opening Day roster, but his status won't be officially known until the latter stages of spring training.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Full participant to begin camp

    Garrett (fibula) is a full participant to begin spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

    Nationals president Mike Rizzo suggested at the start of camp that Garrett would be brought along slowly after undergoing surgery in August, but it doesn't appear as though the 28-year-old outfielder is under any actual restrictions to begin camp. "It's going to be a progression, but we're going to push him," manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday. "He wants to be pushed. He's been hitting, and he looks really good hitting. We're not going to hold him back. He'll determine when he's ready to go, and we'll keep a close eye on him." If Garrett shows he can run without issue and handle the day-to-day grind of the schedule, he could avoid the IL to open the regular season and slot in as Washington's Opening Day designated hitter.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Will be eased in during camp

    President of baseball operations Mike Rizzo said Wednesday that the Nationals will be cautious with Garrett (fibula) in spring training, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Rizzo didn't explicitly say that Garrett will begin the season on the 10-day injured list, but the 28-year-old may face an uphill battle for Opening Day after undergoing surgery in August to address a fractured left fibula. Per Patrick Reddington of FederalBaseball.com, Garrett started running and hitting in late December, but he looks as though he'll be relegated to completing his rehab program on the back fields at the start of camp before rejoining the Nationals' main group. After serving mostly as a short-side platoon player in 2023 before suffering the season-ending injury, the right-handed Garrett was expected to get a look as an everyday player in 2024, but the Nationals' recent addition of left-handed designated hitter/corner outfielder Jesse Winker could alter those plans.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Longshot for Opening Day

    Garrett (fibula) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garrett had surgery in late August to repair a fractured left fibula and also underwent a minor operation on his ankle. Zuckerman writes that while there's a chance the 28-year-old could be recovered in time for Opening Day, the Nationals are "more likely to take the cautious route" and slow-play Garrett's rehab. When healthy, Garrett is in line for regular at-bats against left-handed pitching and perhaps more than that, so if he does indeed need a stint on the injured list it would open up some starts for others.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Resumes running

    Garrett (fibula) said that he's no longer wearing a boot on his left foot and was able to resume running on a treadmill Monday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garret underwent surgery in late August to address a fractured fibula and also had a procedure on his ankle, resulting in him behind slightly behind schedule as he begins his offseason training program. The 28-year-old said he's still aiming to be ready to go for spring training, and the fact that he's already running three months before position players report to camp is a positive sign. Garrett served primarily as a short-side platoon option at left field and designated hitter in 2023, batting .269 with nine home runs, three stolen bases, 40 RBI and 40 runs over 89 games.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Laid up for six weeks

    Garrett will not put weight on his injured lower leg for six weeks, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    In addition to undergoing surgery on the fractured fibula Garrett sustained last Wednesday, he also had "some work done" on his ankle and will be laid up for six weeks. Garrett will miss the remainder of the season, but he should be ready to go for spring training in 2024.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Nationals transferred Garrett (lower leg) to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garrett had to be carted off the field Wednesday after fracturing his fibula while attempting to make a catch at the wall. His move to the 60-day IL will officially put an end to Garrett's season, and Jacob Young will come up from Triple-A Rochester to fill the open 40-man roster spot. Garrett finishes 2023 with a .269/.343/.457 slash line alongside nine home runs and 40 RBI across 268 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Diagnosed with fractured fibula

    Garrett was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a fractured left fibula, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garrett had to be carted off the field after getting his leg caught in the outfield wall at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday and subsequent testing has revealed a fracture. A timetable for his return hasn't been provided, but Garrett certainly isn't going to make it back before the end of the season. With Garrett out, the Nationals could go back to using Lane Thomas regularly at a corner outfield spot and putting Alex Call in center.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Carted off with leg injury

    Garrett was removed from Wednesday's game against the Yankees with an apparent left leg injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garrett appeared to get his left leg caught in the outfield wall as he attempted to rob DJ LeMahieu of a home run during the seventh inning. Garrett then collapsed to the ground and looked to be in a significant amount of pain before exiting on a cart. The Nationals will take a look at him and should provide more details shortly, but early signs aren't promising for the 27-year-old.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Three hits in Friday's win

    Garrett went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Friday's 8-7 win over the Phillies.

    The outfielder is suddenly one of the hottest hitters in the majors, producing five multi-hit performances over the last seven games while batting .520 (13-for-25) with five doubles, two homers, seven runs and 11 RBI. Garrett's surge has pushed him into a starting role, and the Nationals have little reason not to give the 27-year-old a long look over the remainder of the season.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Goes yard twice in win

    Garrett went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Red Sox.

    The 27-year-old ripped a James Paxton cutter over the fence in left-center field in the fourth inning before capping the scoring in the eighth by crushing a Garrett Whitlock sinker 442 feet to center field. Garrett appears to be pushing his way into an everyday role by going 8-for-17 (.471) over the last five games with two doubles, two homers, four runs and eight RBI, pushing his slash line on the season to .266/.346/.458.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Starting again amid hot run

    Garrett will start in left field and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garrett will pick up a fifth consecutive start Wednesday after going 6-for-13 with two doubles, three walks, six RBI and two runs in his last four games. Despite Garrett's hot run at the plate of late, it's unclear if the Nationals are eager to hand him regular starts against right-handed pitching. Two of his starts during this current five-game stretch came against lefties, and Lane Thomas missed one of the other three contests due to a wrist injury.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Sitting Friday

    Garrett isn't in the Nationals' lineup Friday against the Reds, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Garrett is in the middle of an 0-for-10 stretch at the plate over his last seven games and will take a seat Friday with right-hander Graham Ashcraft on the bump for Cincy. Blake Rutherford will start in left field and make his MLB debut batting sixth.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Belts seventh homer

    Garrett went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    The 27-year-old took Brad Hand deep in the seventh inning for his seventh homer of the season. Garrett continues to thrive on the short side of a platoon in left field with Corey Dickerson, slashing .278/.345/.536 in 110 plate appearances this season against left-handed pitching.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Three hits against Cubs

    Garrett went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cubs.

    Getting the start in left field and batting sixth with southpaw Drew Smyly on the mound for Chicago, Garrett took advantage of the matchup and smoked doubles off the veteran hurler in the fourth and sixth innings, coming around to score each time. The 27-year-old outfielder is stuck on the short side of a platoon with Corey Dickerson, but he has some DFS utility in that role given his .810 OPS against left-handers this season with five homers and 22 RBI in 101 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Swats sixth homer

    Garrett entered Sunday's win over the Rangers as a defensive replacement for Corey Dickerson in the top of the seventh inning and went 1-for-1 with a solo home run.

    Garrett took Josh Sborz deep in the bottom of the seventh, giving the 27-year-old outfielder his third homer in the last nine games and sixth of the season. His role on the short side of a left-field platoon with Dickerson limits his fantasy utility, but the veteran will become a free agent in the offseason and could get flipped at the trade deadline, opening up more playing time for Garrett in the second half.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Back on bench versus righty

    Garrett is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    With the Nationals facing off against left-handed starting pitchers in each of the last three contests, Garrett entered the lineup in left field each time but went a combined 0-for-10 with one walk against six strikeouts. The righty-hitting outfielder will move back to the bench Sunday in favor of Corey Dickerson while right-hander Dane Dunning takes the bump for Texas.

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  • Nationals' Stone Garrett: Cranks grand slam in win

    Garrett went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Sunday's 5-4 victory over Philadelphia.

    Garrett put the Nats ahead 4-3 in the third inning with a two-out grand slam off Ranger Suarez, his fifth homer of the year and his second in his last three games. The 27-year-old Garrett is now 5-for-9 in his last three games after going just 4-for-19 (.211) over his previous 11 contests. He's slashing a solid .275/.340/.437 with 23 RBI and 22 runs scored through 160 plate appearances this season. However, Garrett can't be counted on for fantasy purposes while occupying the short side of a platoon in Washington.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Sugar Land, TX
Age: 28
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R