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Top Carter Kieboom News

  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Undergoing season-ending surgery

    Manager Dave Martinez announced Friday that Kieboom (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Kieboom resumed throwing in early May, but he'll ultimately be sidelined for the remainder of the season after doctors determined he'd need Tommy John surgery. The recovery process for the procedure doesn't typically last as long for position players, so the Nationals are hopeful that the 24-year-old will be available for the start of spring training in 2023.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Resumes throwing

    Kieboom (elbow) has resumed throwing Thursday, making approximately 20 tosses at a distance of 60 feet, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    A report from Wednesday indicated that Kieboom hadn't yet resumed throwing, but the 24-year-old has ultimately taken that step in his recovery. Kieboom isn't eligible to return from the injured list for at least another month, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return as soon as he's eligible June 7. Once the 24-year-old is healthy, he should have a chance to compete for the starting job at third base for the Nationals.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Not yet throwing

    Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Kieboom (elbow) has yet to begin a throwing program, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Kieboom was originally supposed to start playing light catch in mid-April, so it's not a great sign he's still not throwing three weeks later. The 24-year-old opened the season on the 60-day injured list due to a sprained UCL in his right elbow and a flexor mass strain in his forearm, and his recovery thus has been slow going. Kieboom will be eligible to be activated from the injured list in early June, but he'll need to make significant strides in his rehab to have any chance of returning at that point. Maikel Franco has operated as Washington's primary third baseman to begin 2022 and should remain in that role for the foreseeable future.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Slow progress from elbow strain

    Kieboom (elbow) was expected to resume playing light catch last week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez hasn't confirmed that Kieboom was cleared to begin a throwing program, but even if that's the case, the 24-year-old still isn't expected to make his 2022 debut for the big club until at least early June after landing on the 60-day injured list March 21. Kieboom's injury to begin the season paved the way for Maikel Franco to break camp as the Nationals' everyday third baseman. Franco has produced a modest .727 OPS through his first 43 plate appearances, but that's probably enough to keep him secure atop the depth chart for now.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Has sprained UCL

    Kieboom has been diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his elbow in addition to a flexor mass strain in his forearm, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

    The additional issue helps explain why the Nationals placed him on the 60-day IL. Kieboom will be shut down and rested for at least six weeks before being allowed to resume baseball activities, so his absence could extend well past 60 days, but the club is hoping he will be able to avoid Tommy John surgery -- which would be the likely next step if the ligament strain becomes a full tear. Non-roster invitee Maikel Franco is the current favorite to see most of the playing time at third base while Kieboom is out of action.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Placed on 60-day injured list

    Kieboom (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Kieboom was diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his right forearm this weekend, and the issue will force him to miss the first two months of the regular season. Maikel Franco is now the favorite to begin the year as Washington's primary third baseman, but Kieboom will be in the mix for the role once he's cleared to return.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Likely to miss Opening Day

    Kieboom (forearm) has been shut down from baseball activities and could begin the season on the injured list, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

    The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a flexor mass strain Saturday, and while the Nationals don't have an official timetable for his recovery, the condensed spring makes it unlikely he'll be ready in time for Opening Day. "I feel bad for him," manager Dave Martinez said. "And honestly, I feel bad for us. We count on him to be our third baseman. And I'm not saying that he's not, but it's just going to take some time." Kieboom will undergo further testing this week once swelling has gone down to rule out a possible UCL tear, an injury that could result in Tommy John surgery and possibly sideline Kieboom for a much more significant length of time. Non-roster invitee Maikel Franco might now be the favorite to start at third base when the regular season begins, although utility players Ehire Adrianza and Richard Urena may also factor into the mix.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Set to miss 4-6 weeks

    Kieboom said Sunday he is expected to require 4-to-6 weeks to recover from the flexor mass strain near his right elbow, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Kieboom has been shut down from baseball activities and is scheduled to undergo testing once the swelling has subsided later this week to rule out a potential UCL tear, which would be a much more significant injury. Either way, the 24-year-old is poised to begin the campaign on the injured list. Maikel Franco, a non-roster invitee, is now the likely favorite to open the season at third base for Washington, though utility players Ehire Adrianza and Richard Urena could also be considered.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Diagnosed with flexor mass strain

    Kieboom has been diagnosed with a flexor mass strain in his right forearm, reports Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com

    Kieboom was a scratch from Friday's lineup due to elbow soreness, resulting in an MRI that revealed the strain. Kieboom will undergo further testing to make sure there's no ligament damage. There is currently no timetable for Kieboom's return.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Getting MRI on elbow

    Kieboom was scratched from Friday's lineup due to right elbow soreness and he will have an MRI on Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. "It worries me a little bit," manager Dave Martinez said.

    This seems a bit ominous, especially considering an MRI has already been scheduled. Kieboom should be considered questionable for Opening Day. Maikel Franco and Alcides Escobar are options to fill in at third base while Kieboom is out.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Scratched from lineup

    Kieboom was scratched from the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League matchup against the Marlins for an undisclosed reason, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    It's not clear whether Kieboom is dealing with an injury or whether he'll be available as a pinch hitter against Miami. Maikel Franco will start at third base and bat seventh Friday.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Competing for starting role

    Kieboom will compete with Maikel Franco for the starting job at third base during spring training, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The Nationals are hopeful that Kieboom will be able to serve as the Nationals' starting third baseman to begin the season, but manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that the 24-year-old will need to earn the job. The 24-year-old appeared in 62 games for Washington last year and slashed .207/.301/.318 with six homers, 26 runs and 20 RBI.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Rejoins lineup Sunday

    Kieboom (forearm) is in the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Kieboom didn't start the past two games while dealing with a left forearm injury, but it was apparently a minor concern as he's back in the lineup for the series finale. The 24-year-old has struggled through 21 games in September with a .167/.244/.179 slash line, and he'll attempt to finish with a strong final week of the season now that he's healthy enough to play.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Available off bench

    Kieboom (forearm) had an MRI come back clean and is available off the bench Saturday at Cincinnati, Pete Kerzel of MASNSports.com reports.

    Kieboom is sitting out a second consecutive game due to the left forearm injury, though it doesn't appear to be a serious concern. Jordy Mercer will start at the hot corner in his place for Washington.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Remains on bench

    Kieboom (forearm) remains on the bench for Saturday's game against Cincinnati.

    Kieboom was scratched from Friday's lineup with a left forearm injury and will wind up missing at least two starts. How much longer he'll miss beyond that point is not yet clear. Jordy Mercer will again be the starter at the hot corner.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Managing left forearm issue

    Kieboom was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Reds due to a left forearm injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Kieboom was removed from Friday's lineup shortly before the start of the contest, and he didn't appear off the bench in the loss. Manager Dave Martinez revealed after the game that the third baseman is dealing with a forearm injury after being hit by a pitch earlier in the week, and he'll undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the issue.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Scratched from Friday's lineup

    Kieboom was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Reds for an undisclosed reason.

    Kieboom was back in the lineup in each of the last two games after a one-game absence due to a jammed thumb last week, and he went 1-for-9 with two strikeouts across those two appearances. It's not clear whether Friday's removal from the lineup is due to an injury, but Jordy Mercer will take his place at the hot corner and bat seventh.

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  • Nationals' Carter Kieboom: Returns to lineup

    Kieboom (thumb) is starting Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    Kieboom was held out of Tuesday's game due to a jammed thumb, but he'll start at third base and bat sixth in Wednesday's series finale against Miami. He's gone 0-for-9 with a run, three walks and two strikeouts across his last three appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Marietta, GA
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R