Chris Bostick was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.
The soon-to-be 23-year-old second baseman had a stellar run with the big league club this spring, slashing .333/.467/.500 with two doubles and four RBI in 12 at-bats. It would not be surprising for him to post impressive numbers in a second crack at Double-A pitching, although the Washington Nationals ' middle infield depth makes a promotion to the majors unlikely in 2016.
Christopher Bostick was added to the Washington Nationals ' 40-man roster Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.
His on-base percentage fell by nearly 60 points after he moved to Double-A Harrisburg in mid-June, but Bostick doubled his home run total from High-A Potomac (4) in just 13 more games, and added 16 more stolen bases. Bostick has played mostly at second base in his five minor league seasons, making just 24 total appearances at short, so it seems unlikely he will be in the running for the starting shortstop job in the spring. This move was made primarily for Rule 5 protection, but Bostick could be a utility option later in the year.
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