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Top Carter Kieboom News
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Returns to action Tuesday
Kieboom (lat) returned to the Triple-A Syracuse lineup Tuesday and has gone 1-for-7 with a double, three walks and a run while playing in both of the team's last two games.
Kieboom missed just under a week after experiencing soreness in his right lat following a May 10 contest. The 25-year-old had previously missed the first month of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and then tending to a shoulder impingement, but he appears fortunate to have avoided any sort of major setback.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Tending to sore lat
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Monday that Kieboom hasn't played in any of Triple-A Rochester's last four games due to right lat soreness, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Martinez revealed that Kieboom was sent in for an MRI, but the organization has yet to receive the results of his medical tests. Rochester has yet to place Kieboom on the 7-day injured list, so he's presumably being viewed as day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Activated and optioned
Washington activated Kieboom (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.
Kieboom will likely make his 2023 debut for the Triple-A club Tuesday after he wrapped up a four-game rehab assignment at Double-A Harrisburg over the weekend. He went 3-for-12 with a 4:6 BB:K during his time in the Eastern League. The 25-year-old remains on the Nationals' 40-man roster and could get a look in an everyday role at third base at some point later this season, but he'll likely need to stay healthy and enjoy some prolonged success at Triple-A before he merits a call-up. Kieboom was sidelined for the entire 2022 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery and missed the first month of the current campaign due to a right shoulder impingement.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Ready for rehab assignment
Kieboom (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom's recovery from Tommy John surgery hit a snag in the spring when he suffered a right shoulder impingement, but he's now ready to return to a live setting for the first time since 2021. While the shine has faded on the former top prospect, Kieboom is still only 25 years old and the Nationals figure to give him another chance to prove himself at the major-league level once he's fully up to speed.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Taking part in baseball activities
Kieboom (shoulder) is hitting in the cage and making throws across the diamond, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom is starting to incorporate more and more baseball activities as he recovers from a right shoulder impingement, but the Nats figure to bring him along slowly after he missed the majority of spring training. The 25-year-old former top prospect could be ready for activation in early May.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Goes on 10-day injured list
The Nationals placed Kieboom on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right shoulder impingement.
Kieboom had a setback with his shoulder in early March. He's been doing some light workouts but it will probably be several weeks before he can return.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Playing catch
Kieboom (shoulder) is playing catch Sunday but has yet to throw across the diamond since suffering a setback two weeks ago, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 25-year-old also hit in a minor-league game on the back field Saturday, though he mostly focused on nailing down his timing. Kieboom was making his return from last May's Tommy John surgery but was shut down due to shoulder discomfort, and he appears likely to open 2023 on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Suffers setback
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said that Kieboom is dealing with shoulder discomfort and the club will slow him down and manage his return to the field, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Martinez says that Kieboom's shoulder doesn't bother him when he's hitting, but he's feeling sore after throwing. The former top prospect missed the entire 2022 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and was already being eased into action. It seems very likely that Kieboom opens the year on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Making first spring start
Kieboom (elbow) is making his Grapefruit League debut Thursday versus the Marlins, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom will bat ninth as the designated hitter Thursday, and it sounds like he won't play the field at all during Grapefruit League play but will get some work in at third base in simulated games as a means to protect his surgically-repaired right elbow. He's been throwing every other day as the Nationals ease him into things. Kieboom appears to be an obvious candidate to begin the season on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: To DH in early spring games
Kieboom (elbow) is expected to be limited to DH duties in the Nationals' early slate of Grapefruit League games, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom missed the entire 2022 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and the Nats are going to ease him into action this spring. He's doing overhand throws from third base but has yet to try sidearm throws or backhand plays. The 25-year-old will likely open the season at Triple-A Rochester as he rounds out his ability to again man the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
Kieboom underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Tommy John surgery doesn't come with as long of a timeline for hitters as it does for pitchers, but Kieboom's recovery will still wipe out the remainder of his 2022 campaign. The Nationals hope he'll be ready for spring training next year, at which point he'll be coming off a lost season with a career .197/.304/.285 slash line to his name, though he'll still be just 25 years old.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Undergoing season-ending surgery
Manager Dave Martinez announced Friday that Kieboom (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Kieboom resumed throwing in early May, but he'll ultimately be sidelined for the remainder of the season after doctors determined he'd need Tommy John surgery. The recovery process for the procedure doesn't typically last as long for position players, so the Nationals are hopeful that the 24-year-old will be available for the start of spring training in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Resumes throwing
Kieboom (elbow) has resumed throwing Thursday, making approximately 20 tosses at a distance of 60 feet, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
A report from Wednesday indicated that Kieboom hadn't yet resumed throwing, but the 24-year-old has ultimately taken that step in his recovery. Kieboom isn't eligible to return from the injured list for at least another month, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return as soon as he's eligible June 7. Once the 24-year-old is healthy, he should have a chance to compete for the starting job at third base for the Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Not yet throwing
Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Kieboom (elbow) has yet to begin a throwing program, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom was originally supposed to start playing light catch in mid-April, so it's not a great sign he's still not throwing three weeks later. The 24-year-old opened the season on the 60-day injured list due to a sprained UCL in his right elbow and a flexor mass strain in his forearm, and his recovery thus has been slow going. Kieboom will be eligible to be activated from the injured list in early June, but he'll need to make significant strides in his rehab to have any chance of returning at that point. Maikel Franco has operated as Washington's primary third baseman to begin 2022 and should remain in that role for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Slow progress from elbow strain
Kieboom (elbow) was expected to resume playing light catch last week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez hasn't confirmed that Kieboom was cleared to begin a throwing program, but even if that's the case, the 24-year-old still isn't expected to make his 2022 debut for the big club until at least early June after landing on the 60-day injured list March 21. Kieboom's injury to begin the season paved the way for Maikel Franco to break camp as the Nationals' everyday third baseman. Franco has produced a modest .727 OPS through his first 43 plate appearances, but that's probably enough to keep him secure atop the depth chart for now.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Has sprained UCL
Kieboom has been diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his elbow in addition to a flexor mass strain in his forearm, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The additional issue helps explain why the Nationals placed him on the 60-day IL. Kieboom will be shut down and rested for at least six weeks before being allowed to resume baseball activities, so his absence could extend well past 60 days, but the club is hoping he will be able to avoid Tommy John surgery -- which would be the likely next step if the ligament strain becomes a full tear. Non-roster invitee Maikel Franco is the current favorite to see most of the playing time at third base while Kieboom is out of action.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Placed on 60-day injured list
Kieboom (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kieboom was diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his right forearm this weekend, and the issue will force him to miss the first two months of the regular season. Maikel Franco is now the favorite to begin the year as Washington's primary third baseman, but Kieboom will be in the mix for the role once he's cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Likely to miss Opening Day
Kieboom (forearm) has been shut down from baseball activities and could begin the season on the injured list, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a flexor mass strain Saturday, and while the Nationals don't have an official timetable for his recovery, the condensed spring makes it unlikely he'll be ready in time for Opening Day. "I feel bad for him," manager Dave Martinez said. "And honestly, I feel bad for us. We count on him to be our third baseman. And I'm not saying that he's not, but it's just going to take some time." Kieboom will undergo further testing this week once swelling has gone down to rule out a possible UCL tear, an injury that could result in Tommy John surgery and possibly sideline Kieboom for a much more significant length of time. Non-roster invitee Maikel Franco might now be the favorite to start at third base when the regular season begins, although utility players Ehire Adrianza and Richard Urena may also factor into the mix.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Set to miss 4-6 weeks
Kieboom said Sunday he is expected to require 4-to-6 weeks to recover from the flexor mass strain near his right elbow, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Kieboom has been shut down from baseball activities and is scheduled to undergo testing once the swelling has subsided later this week to rule out a potential UCL tear, which would be a much more significant injury. Either way, the 24-year-old is poised to begin the campaign on the injured list. Maikel Franco, a non-roster invitee, is now the likely favorite to open the season at third base for Washington, though utility players Ehire Adrianza and Richard Urena could also be considered.... See More ... See Less
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