Parra is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Josh Harrison gets the nod in left field in the series finale, but Parra has emerged as the primary option at the position after Kyle Schwarber (hamstring) was placed on the injured list earlier this month. Parra started in left field in five of the past six games, going 7-for-20 with a double, three runs and an RBI.
Parra went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Monday's rout of the Marlins.
Getting the start in left field and hitting seventh, Parra collected his share of an 18-run, 18-hit barrage by the Nats' offense. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in six straight appearances, batting .364 (8-for-22) over that stretch with a homer, two doubles, six RBI and four runs, and he should continue to see semi-regular playing time while Kyle Schwarber (hamstring) remains on the shelf.
Parra went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 24-8 loss to San Diego.
After Victor Robles left the game with dizziness early on, Parra was called on to patrol center field. The 34-year-old's only hit of the game was a three-run blast in the sixth inning. Parra has hit safely in his last four games, adding five RBI and a pair of runs scored in that span. He's still slashing only .200/.256/.425 through 43 plate appearances in a limited role.
The Nationals selected Parra's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.
A key performer for the Nationals in their run to the World Series in 2019, Parra kicked off his second stint in the organization in February, when he inked a minor-league deal following a one-year stay in Japan. After reaching base at a .380 clip while playing all three outfield spots during his time at Rochester, Parra should prove useful in a depth role while fourth outfielder Andrew Stevenson (oblique) is on the shelf.
Parra was assigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Parra joined his former club as a non-roster invitee after spending last season in Japan. He didn't get much of a chance to claim a roster spot this spring, as recovery from knee surgery limited him to just seven games. He could find himself back in the big leagues at some point this season, though the fact that he's not on the 40-man roster hurts his chances.
Parra made his first spring training appearance in center field Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Parra has played in five games this spring, though none have come in center field. Manager Davey Martinez said that Parra will have to prove he can handle the position defensively in order to make the roster, making this progress pivotal for Parra's outlook.
Parra (knee) will start in left field and will bat sixth in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Parra will be making his spring debut after the Nationals deliberately eased him along up to this point in camp while he worked back from offseason surgery on his right knee. After spending the 2020 campaign with Japan with the Yomiuri Giants, Parra returned stateside this winter, joining the Nationals on a minor-league deal. He's competing for a role with the big club as a fifth outfielder.
Parra continues to adjust to playing with a knee brace following surgery last fall, and he could be cleared for Grapefruit League action as early as this week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. "He's got to catch up a little bit with his bat," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Saturday. "Right now, he's about 85 percent and he feels no pain, so that's good."
The veteran outfielder returned to the Nats this offseason after playing in Japan in 2020, and he's competing for the last spot on the bench. The team's eventual roster construction will be as big a factor in determining whether Parra wins the job as the health of his knee, but the memories of his pinch-hitting heroics during the team's championship 2019 season could make him the sentimental favorite.
Parra (knee) participated in the Nationals' "B" game Wednesday, seeing action at designated hitter and in right field while hitting a double and drawing two walks in his plate appearances, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Washington has been taking it easy with Parra this spring while he works back from offseason right knee surgery, but he looks to be nearing a return to full strength. According to Jessica Camerato of MLB.com, manager Dave Martinez estimated that the non-roster invitee is about 85 percent recovered from surgery. Parra only played three of his innings in the outfield Wednesday, so he may need to prove his knee can hold up defensively for nine innings to have a realistic chance at winning an Opening Day bench role with the Nationals.
Parra (knee) could return to action in the middle of next week, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Parra underwent knee surgery during the offseason and has had a slow start to spring training as a result. However, he's been taking at-bats in live batting practice and has been running the bases in recent days. Manager Dave Martinez said Saturday that he's hopeful that he'll be able to make his spring debut sometime next week. Once he's fully healthy, Parra is expected to compete for a depth outfield Rome with the major-league club.
Parra underwent knee surgery late in the autumn and is currently working at about 70-to-80 percent, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
The 33-year-old expects to be ready for Opening Day, but he's got some work to do before being fully healthy. Parra spent last season in Japan and rejoined the Nationals as a non-roster invitee, so any limitations in spring training will affect his standing as he competes for a roster spot.
Parra signed with the Nationals on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Parra spent the 2020 campaign with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, hitting .266 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 46 games with the team. He'll now get to compete for a spot on the Nationals' active roster ahead of the 2021 season.
Parra agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract Wednesday with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Though Parra didn't have a substantial role for the Nationals during the postseason in the club's run to its first World Series, he proved to be a useful reserve and fill-in starter in the outfield and first base in the regular season. Still, the 32-year-old put together a meager .234/.293/.391 slash line (74 wRC+) across 301 plate appearances, production that likely would have forced him to settle for a lesser salary had he elected to continue his career stateside. Instead, he'll head overseas on a deal worth up to $2.5 million in bonuses in 2020. The contract also contains a $3 million vesting option for 2021.
Parra went 2-for-2 with three RBI in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Indians.
Parra was the Nationals' top batter during the three-game series to close out the regular season, racking up seven hits -- including four for extra bases -- over the weekend. He'll likely fill a bench role Tuesday for the Nationals' wild-card matchup with the Brewers, but his hot run at the dish could make him manager Dave Martinez's top pinch-hitting option.
Parra went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBI in an 8-2 victory over the Nationals on Friday.
He's not playing everyday, but after picking up his first hit in weeks Thursday night, Parra exploded for his first three-hit performance since June 1. The home run was also his first since Aug. 7. Parra is batting .224 with eight home runs, 41 RBI, 36 runs and eight stolen bases in 268 at-bats this season.
Parra is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.
While Adam Eaton tended to a sore right knee, Parra made all three starts in right field for the Nationals during the team's weekend series with Miami, going 1-for-13 with a run scored in those contests. Eaton received the green light to rejoin the lineup for Monday's series opener and is expected to play on an everyday basis moving forward, likely closing the door on Parra's path to steady at-bats.
Parra is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
Parra drew starts in each of the past three games, seeing action at all three outfield spots. In spite of the recent surge in playing time, Parra seems unlikely to keep receiving regular starts while all of Adam Eaton, Victor Robles and Juan Soto are reasonably healthy.
Parra went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Giants.
Facing the team that waived him in early May, the 32-year-old gave Joe Ross and the Nats bullpen all the offense they would need with his third-inning blast off Shaun Anderson. Between the two clubs, Parra is slashing .249/.308/.415 with seven homers and 36 RBI in 87 games.
Parra will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
After manning first base in Saturday's 18-7 loss, Parra will stick in the lineup for a second straight contest, this time moving into the outfield for a resting Victor Robles. The Nationals placed Howie Kendrick (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, potentially opening up a more consistent path to playing time for Parra as the only backup to Matt Adams at first base.
Parra will start in right field and bat second Thursday against the Marlins.
Parra will spell Adam Eaton in the outfield for the Independence Day game in what marks the former's first start since June 23. The veteran has been holding down the Nationals' fourth-outfielder role since Michael Taylor was demoted to the minors last week, but the 32-year-old shouldn't be counted on to see much more than the occasional spot start or pinch-hitting appearance.
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