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Nationals' Riley Adams: Heads to bench Wednesday
Adams isn't starting Wednesday against the Mets.
Adams went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and four strikeouts over his last two games but will head to the bench for a second consecutive matchup to close out the regular season. Israel Pineda is starting behind the plate and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Retreats to bench for nightcap
Adams isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Adams served as the starting catcher during Saturday's matinee and went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts. Tres Barrera is starting behind the dish and batting ninth for the second game.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat for nightcap
Adams isn't starting the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Adams started the first game of Friday's twin bill and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Tres Barrera will take over behind the dish and bat ninth during the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Resting again Tuesday
Adams is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Adams went 2-for-24 (.083) over his last seven games, so he will be held out in favor of Tres Barrera for the second time in three days.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat Sunday
Adams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Miami, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Adams started the first two games of the series and will head to the bench after he went 0-for-7 with two strikeouts. Tres Barrera will take over behind the plate and bat ninth in the finale.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Wednesday
Adams isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
Adams started the last two games and went 1-for-7 with three strikeouts. Tres Barrera will take over behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Receives Sunday off
Adams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus Miami, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 26-year-old has started five of seven games since Keibert Ruiz (groin) landed on the injured list, though he'll step out of the lineup for Sunday's contest. Adams should continue to see an edge in playing time behind the plate with Ruiz not expected back this season, but Israel Pineda will start in the series finale against the Marlins.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Homers in loss
Adams went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in Wednesday's loss against the Orioles.
With Keibert Ruiz (testicular contusion) sidelined, Adams earned the start Wednesday and made the most of it. He recorded two hits, including a solo home run, to put the Nationals on the board in the bottom of the third inning. The long ball was Adams' fourth on the season, and the two hits got his average up to the Mendoza line for the first time since June 26.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Filling in for injured Ruiz
Adams will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
Adams will make his third start in the Nationals' five games since Keibert Ruiz was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a testicular contusion, which is expected to end his season. Though his playing-time outlook is more promising with Ruiz out of the picture, Adams doesn't look as though he'll be the clear-cut No. 1 option behind the dish. Israel Pineda started both of the past two contests, and the Nationals also have a third catcher on the 28-man active roster in Tres Barrera.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Recalled from Triple-A
Adams was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
Tres Barrera was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, so Adams will take his place as the backup catcher. Adams has a .224/.317/.411 slash line at Triple-A and a .192/.284/.321 slash line in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Sent down to Triple-A
Adams was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Adams struggled to a .192 batting average with only one extra-base hit over 26 at-bats in June and will now head to Rochester. Tres Barrera was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Stands out in Game 1 of twin bill
Adams went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two RBI and three runs in the Nationals' 13-7 win Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Since No. 1 backstop Keibert Ruiz was behind the plate for the Nationals' 3-2 loss in the nightcap, Adams will draw the start at catcher as the two teams close out their series Sunday with a day game after a night game. Adams has posted a .679 OPS in 53 plate appearances on the season while serving as Ruiz's main understudy.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Swats second homer
Adams went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.
His fifth-inning blast off Carlos Carrasco gave the Nationals a 2-0 lead, but it was the last bit of offense the team would muster on the night. Adams isn't seeing a lot of playing time behind Keibert Ruiz, and while he does have two homers in 36 plate appearances, his .182/.250/.364 slash line otherwise doesn't make a strong case for more work.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Goes yard against Giants
Adams went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday against the Giants.
Adams drew the start behind the plate Saturday in relief of Keibert Ruiz. He has played only sparingly to begin the season, though he did manage to connect for his first home run of the campaign in the fifth inning. Should Josh Bell (hamstring) miss any additional time, Adams could be a playing time beneficiary.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Receives second start of season
Adams will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday in Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
He'll enter the lineup for the second time in seven games this season while top backstop Keibert Ruiz rests on getaway day. The Nationals gave Adams some exposure to first base in spring training to present him with another potential avenue to playing time, but the 25-year-old is still expected to see the overwhelming majority of his work behind the plate on days when Ruiz is sitting out.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Seems set as No. 2 catcher
Adams should open the season as the Nationals' backup catcher behind Keibert Ruiz, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Acquired from Toronto last season in a trade for Brad Hand, Adams posted an .887 OPS in 90 plate appearances with Washington after slashing .239/.371/.487 with seven homers in 35 games for Triple-A Buffalo last year prior to the trade. The 25-year-old's power and patience profile could give him some modest fantasy value in deep NL-only formats.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Draws pair of walks in loss
Adams went 0-for-3 with two walks, one run and one RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Marlins.
Though Adams appeared to supplant Tres Barrera as Washington's top catcher in the second half of August, the 25-year-old's stay atop the depth chart proved short lived, as Keibert Ruiz has taken over as the team's preferred backstop since his Aug. 30 promotion. Adams made what was just his second start in the Nationals' last eight games Wednesday, and he demonstrated the sort of plate discipline that made him an intriguing prospect coming up through the Toronto system. While he likely won't see his opportunities behind the plate pick up over the final two and a half weeks of the season, Adams has been working out at first base of late and could end up getting a look in a short-side platoon role behind the lefty-hitting Josh Bell, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: On bench Sunday, role in doubt
Adams is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Adams started the past two games and has a 1.032 OPS through 18 games for Washington since being acquired from Toronto, but his playing time is now in jeopardy with top prospect Keibert Ruiz being promoted for his debut Monday. Ruiz figures to take over as the Nationals' primary catcher, though Adams has likely done enough to stick around as the backup option.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat Thursday
Adams isn't starting Thursday's game against Miami.
Adams has recorded hits in each of his last six appearances, but he continues to alternate starts behind the dish. Tres Barrera will start at catcher and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
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