Goodwin went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Goodwin came through with a pair of clutch hits, smacking an RBI double in the sixth to cut the deficit to one, followed by an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game, although Toronto would ultimately earn the victory. Prior to his multi-hit performance, Goodwin hadn't recorded a base knock since April 10, after missing half of April and all of May with a wrist injury.
Goodwin got the start in center field and hit sixth in Friday's loss to the Braves, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
He did reach base in the eighth inning on a fielder's choice but promptly got picked off at first base by Mike Foltynewicz. Goodwin is expected to handle fourth outfielder duties for the Nats now that he's healthy, but if Adam Eaton (ankle) bumps Michael Taylor to the bench when he comes off the disabled list, there will be very few opportunities for Goodwin to get into the lineup in Washington.
Goodwin (wrist) was activated from the disabled list and is starting in center field and hitting sixth Friday in Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Goodwin was out with a bone bruise and a couple strained ligaments in his left wrist. He was hitting .250/.387/.375 with one home run and two steals in 32 plate appearances with the big club prior to hitting the disabled list in mid April. Goodwin's immediate competition for playing time, Michael Taylor, is hitting .205/.273/.356 in 210 plate appearances, so it's possible Goodwin could move to the top of the depth chart until Adam Eaton (ankle) returns, possibly as soon as June 8.
Double-A Harrisburg announced Friday that Goodwin (wrist) is expected to remain with the team on rehab through the weekend, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Manager Dave Martinez indicated Thursday that Goodwin could be activated during this weekend's four-game series against the Braves, and it's unclear if anything in particular caused the disconnect or if it's just a change in plan. Regardless, the 27-year-old appears to be nearing the end of his rehab stint and is likely to return to the Nationals for Tuesday's series opener against the Rays, at least.
Manager Dave Martinez indicated Goodwin (wrist) could be activated during this weekend's four-game series against the Braves, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Goodwin began his minor-league rehab assignment at Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday and will finish up the outing Thursday before potentially returning to the Nationals. The 27-year-old has been on the disabled list with the wrist injury since mid-April and his return would help bolster a Washington outfield that is without Adam Eaton (ankle) and Howie Kendrick (Achilles).
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