Bautista was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Bautista is back with the big club after finishing up his season with Triple-A Syracuse, slashing .250/.290/.313 in 43 games for the Chiefs. He spent some brief time with the Nationals earlier in the season, but appeared in just six games, going 3-for-12 (.250). He'll occupy a bench role while the Nationals close out the regular season.
Bautista was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
A roster spot was needed for Monday's starter, Max Scherzer, and Bautista was the corresponding roster casualty. The 24-year-old appeared in just one game for the Nationals, going 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Mets. While he could return to the big club after rosters expand in September, he likely won't see any playing time given Washington's surplus of options in the outfield.
The Nationals recalled Bautista from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of their doubleheader Sunday against the Mets. He'll start in right field in Game 1 of the twin bill and bat eighth, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Bautista will take the active roster spot of A.J. Cole, who was optioned to Triple-A following his spot start Friday. With a bevy of outfielders on the disabled list, Bautista will provide some needed depth, but it's not expected that he'll see regular at-bats with Howie Kendrick, Michael Taylor and Alejandro De Aza seemingly viewed as manager Dusty Baker's preferred healthy starters at this time.
Bautista was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
The Nationals recalled Bautista on April 29 to provide some extra outfield depth following Adam Eaton's (knee) placement on the disabled list, but the 24-year-old struggled to make an impact during his time with the big club. After going 1-for-8 with a walk in five games during his first taste of the majors, Bautista will head back to Syracuse in order to pick up everyday at-bats. Brian Goodwin was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Bautista was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.
This will be the first major league stint of Bautista's career, as he replaces the injured Adam Eaton (knee) on the roster. The 24-year-old is slashing .291/.325/.354 with three stolen bases through 19 games with Syracuse this season. Michael Taylor will draw the first start in center field during Eaton's absence, though it remains possible that Bautista could earn some starts as well.
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