Raburn went 2-for-3 with a home run and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins. A late addition to the lineup following Michael Taylor's scratch, Raburn accounted for all the offense Washington could muster against Dan Straily and company. He's been on a decent run since getting the call up in early June, going 10-for-31, but the 36-year-old's limitations against right-handed pitching are well documented.
Raburn has been added to Wednesday's lineup, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. Raburn will man left field and bat seventh against right-hander Dan Straily with Michael Taylor (undisclosed) scratched, marking his seventh start with the team since being called up earlier this month. A .247/.295/.393 career hitter against right-handed pitching, he has gone 8-for-28 with one extra-base hit so far with Washington.
Raburn is starting in left field and hitting second Monday against the Dodgers, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Raburn, who was just promoted from Triple-A earlier in the day, has the platoon advantage against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, so it's not surprising that he's getting the nod as well as advantageous placement in the lineup. Jayson Werth (toe) was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday, and Raburn should continue to start against southpaws in the short term.
Raburn's contract was purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. As expected, Raburn will join the Nationals in Los Angeles to replace the injured Jayson Werth (toe). Raburn has consistently killed left-handed pitching in his career, so a platoon with Brian Goodwin until Werth returns seems likely.
Raburn is expected to be called up to the majors Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. With Jayson Werth (toe) likely landing on the DL, sources say that Raburn will meet the Nationals in Los Angeles prior to Monday's series opener with the Dodgers. No timetable for Werth's return has been revealed, but Raburn will likely fill a platoon role with Brian Goodwin in the meantime.