Heisey (groin) was released by the Nationals on Sunday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. The Nationals' recent acquisition of outfielder Howie Kendrick coupled with the fact that Heisey has been sidelined with a groin injury led to the veteran outfielder being released by the club with whom he'd spent the last two seasons. The 32-year-old, who is hitting just .162 in 79 plate appearances this season, will look to pick up with a new organization.
Heisey (groin) was able to run the bases prior to Thursday's game against the Brewers, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. This marks the first time that Heisey tested out his groin on the bases after landing on the disabled list Sunday. The outfielder should be able to return once he's eligible, as this appears to be a minor setback. Heisey is hitting .162/.215/.270 in just 38 games, but should have no problem wrestling away playing time in the thin Washington outfield.
Heisey (groin) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. Heisey suffered the injury attempting to leg out a triple in Saturday's game, and reports surfaced Sunday morning that the injury would land him on the disabled list. The Nationals followed through with that move, calling up Andrew Stevenson in a corresponding move to maintain depth in the outfield.
Heisey hurt his groin while legging out a triple in Saturday's game, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. He went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk, but that one hit was costly, as it sounds like he will be unavailable for Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Ryan Raburn is going on the bereavement list Sunday and Jayson Werth and Michael Taylor are already on the DL, so the Nationals' outfield will be stretched incredibly thin in the short term.
Heisey will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Reds, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Heisey will receive his second start in three games to open up the second half as the Nationals look to find a replacement for Michael Taylor (oblique), who remains on the 10-day disabled list. Taylor isn't expected to miss extensive time and has resumed baseball activities, but Heisey and Ryan Raburn could benefit from extra at-bats in the short term nonetheless.
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