Stevenson was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.
The Nationals traded Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams, essentially waving the white flag on their season, and Stevenson rejoins the big-league roster as one of the corresponding moves. Unfortunately for Stevenson, there are still four outfielders on the roster who are clearly ahead of him on the depth chart. He is hitting .235/.318/.338 with six home runs and 12 steals in 331 plate appearances at Triple-A.
Stevenson was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Brian Goodwin (wrist) was activated from the disabled list, so the Nationals had no more need of Stevenson's services. With Adam Eaton (ankle) due back as early as next weekend, Stevenson is close to being buried on the organizational depth chart.
Stevenson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Stevenson had started the past three games in left field, but he'll cede duties at the position to Matt Adams in the series finale. Though Adams transformed his body over the offseason in an effort to aid his mobility in the field, he's still best suited for work at first base, so expect him to see most of his starts at that position while Ryan Zimmerman (back) is sidelined. That would afford more consistent at-bats for Stevenson, but the 23-year-old doesn't offer much fantasy intrigue due his lack of premium tools.
Stevenson went 4-for-5 with a walk, two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 15-2 rout of the Giants.
Making his first start since being called up, Stevenson put together the best game of his brief big-league career. The 23-year-old will likely head back to Triple-A Syracuse once Adam Eaton (ankle) or Brian Goodwin (wrist) come off the disabled list, but he could be the first hitter recalled when the Nats need an extra bat -- at least until Victor Robles (elbow) is 100 percent again.
Stevenson was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
The Nationals needed another outfielder on the active roster with both Adam Eaton (ankle) and Brian Goodwin (wrist) sidelined, so Stevenson will head to the majors. The 23-year-old has gotten off to a rough start at the plate with Triple-A, hitting just .138 in eight games played, and he figures to be a reserve player for the time being.
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