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Nationals' CJ Abrams: Managing shoulder injury
Abrams exited Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets with a left shoulder injury and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Abrams went 1-for-5 with a steal across the two games before he suffered the injury on a diving attempt in the field during the nightcap. Given he has an MRI scheduled Wednesday, the 22-year-old shouldn't be expected to be available for the series finale in New York. Assuming that's the case, Abrams will finish 2022 with a .246/.280/.324 slash line, two home runs, seven stolen bases, 21 RBI and 33 runs across 302 plate appearances split between the Nationals and Padres.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Comes up big Wednesday
Abrams went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over Atlanta.
Abrams recorded three of Washington's five hits Wednesday, including a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th inning. The multi-hit effort was his third in his last six games, during which he has driven in two runs, scored five times and stolen three bases. The rookie is slashing .243/.280/.323 through 281 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Nabs sixth steal
Abrams went 0-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to Atlanta.
The 21-year-old is beginning to flash his speed, swiping three bags in the last three games to give him six steals on the season. Abrams is slashing .289/.298/.398 through 84 plate appearances in September with five doubles, two triples, six RBI and 12 runs as he solidifies his spot as the Nationals' shortstop of the future.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Three hits, two steals Sunday
Abrams went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in a 6-1 victory Sunday in Miami.
Abrams singled and stole second in the second and drove in a run with a single and came around to score in the eighth. He was credited with another stolen base in the fourth inning after a defensive miscommunication led to him stealing home. It was his second three-hit performance of his career and the first time he stole two bases in a big-league game. The 21-year-old has put together a strong September, producing a .307/.316/.427 slash line with seven extra-base hits and three stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Two hits, two runs Thursday
Abrams went 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals.
After receiving the day off Wednesday, Abrams picked up right where he left off, with two hits Thursday. He is now batting .360 (9-for-25) in his last six games to improve his slash line to .230/.274/.305 on the season. He has also scored five runs in that stretch, as he has been somewhat of a second leadoff hitter batting mostly in the ninth spot in the order.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Sitting against southpaw
Abrams is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
With southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the bump, the lefty-hitting Abrams will give way to Ildemaro Vargas at shortstop. Abrams started each of the past five games and went 7-for-20 to bring his batting average up to .226 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Collects four hits
Abrams went 4-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in Monday's 6-0 win over St. Louis.
Abrams finally broke out with a monster game Monday, He was slashing just .177/.215/.194 through 19 games as a National prior to his four-hit effort. He's gone 7-for-12 over his last three games, raising his season slash line to .229/.275/.302 through 209 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Steps out of lineup
Abrams is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.
Abrams has started all 14 games since being called up by Washington on Aug. 15, but he'll take a seat Thursday after posting a .160/.208/.180 slash line in 50 at-bats. Ildemaro Vargas will shift to shortstop while Cesar Hernandez starts at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Slides to ninth spot
Abrams will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The Nationals aren't yet ready to pull the plug on Abrams as their everyday shortstop, but the 21-year-old rookie hasn't fared as well as Washington had hoped when they called him up from Triple-A Rochester on Aug. 15. After batting just .136 with no walks and a 26.7 percent strikeout rate in 12 games since his promotion, Abrams will be moved down in the order after previously slotting between the sixth and eighth spots in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Moves up to majors
The Nationals recalled Abrams from Triple-A Rochester on Monday.
Abrams was assigned to Rochester after being acquired from the Padres earlier this month, but he earned another trip to the big leagues by going 9-for-27 (.333) over his last seven games at the Triple-A level, and he'll get his chance with Luis Garcia out with a groin injury. Abrams didn't play on an everyday basis for the Padres earlier this season, but with the Nationals out of the playoff hunt, he should be a fixture in Washington's lineup the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Call-up imminent
Abrams will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 21-year-old was dealt from the Padres to the Nationals in early August as part of the trade that sent Juan Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego, and Abrams will join the major-league club Monday since Luis Garcia (groin) will require a trip to the injured list. Abrams appeared in 46 big-league games with the Padres earlier in the season, and he slashed .232/.285/.320 with two homers, 16 runs, 11 RBI and a stolen base. He should have plenty of chances to earn at-bats while Garcia is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Bound for Washington in Soto deal
The Nationals acquired Abrams, first baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit, left-hander MacKenzie Gore (elbow), outfielders James Wood and Robert Hassell and right-hander Jarlin Susana from the Padres on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Abrams recently exhausted his prospect eligibility, but at 22 years old, the lefty-hitting shortstop's developmental timeline fits in well with what could be a lengthy rebuilding effort for the Nationals. Though he's turned in an underwhelming .232/.285/.320 slash line over his 139 plate appearances in the majors with San Diego this season, Abrams' low strikeout rate (19.4 percent) and elite speed bode well for his chances of emerging as an impact big-league player as soon as 2023. He should get the chance to play on an everyday basis at shortstop for the Nationals for the remainder of the 2022 campaign, while Luis Garcia will likely slide over to second or third base to make room for Abrams.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' CJ Abrams: Starting Nats career at Triple-A
Abrams was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
While Abrams figures prominently into Washington's long-term plans, he will break into his new organization in the minors. The 21-year-old shortstop hit .314/.364/.507 with seven home runs and 10 steals in 30 games at Triple-A while with San Diego, so he has a chance to hit the ground running with Rochester. If he impresses, he could be up with the big club in the coming weeks.... See More ... See Less
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