Goodwin is hitting an impressive .356/.444/.535 through 27 games for Bravos de Margaritas of the Venezuelan Winter League, MLB.com reports. He's fallen off the prospect radar over the last couple of season and got passed up by Michael Taylor on the Nats' depth chart at center field, but at 25 years old there might still be time for Goodwin to revive his flagging fortunes. He'll need to bring the momentum he's building up in Venezuela forward into the spring to put himself back in the Nats' big league plans, however.
The Nationals have optioned outfielder Brian Goodwin to Triple-A Syracuse and left-hander Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg on Monday, according to MASN Sports.
Nationals outfielder Brian Goodwin had offseason shoulder surgery, according to The Washington Post. Goodwin had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. The team will monitor Goodwin during camp. It's unclear whether Goodwin will be limited during camp due to the issue. The 24-year-old hit .219/.342/.328 over 329 plate appearances at Triple-A last year.
The Nationals put pitchers A.J. Cole and Matt Grace, infielder Wilmer Difo and outfielder Brian Goodwin on their 40-man roster and outrighted reliever Ryan Mattheus, who becomes a free agent, reports CSNWashington.com.
The Nationals made a some roster moves Monday. They optioned outfielder Eury Perez and outfielder Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse, while optioning pitcher Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg. Also, the Nationals reassigned infielder Mike Fontenot, outfielder Brian Goodwin and catcher Koyie Hill to minor-league camp.