Stevenson isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Stevenson had initially served as the primary right fielder with Juan Soto (shoulder) sidelined, but he'll be out of the lineup for a third consecutive game. Hernan Perez will start in right field and bat seventh.
Stevenson is not in the lineup for Sunday's contest against the Mets.
Stevenson has served as the team's primary right fielder in the absence of Juan Soto (shoulder). He's collected three hits in 16 plate appearances across his past four games but will head to the bench in favor of Yadiel Hernandez for the series finale.
Stevenson got the start in right field and hit leadoff during Wednesday's win over the Cardinals, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Victor Robles has been dropped down to the bottom of the order, and with Juan Soto (shoulder) on the shelf, Nats manager Dave Martinez has moved Trea Turner to the No. 3 spot and is giving Stevenson a look at the top of the lineup. The shuffle didn't exactly spark the offense -- the team escaped with a 1-0 victory thanks to Max Scherzer and the bullpen -- but if Stevenson continues to get looks as the leadoff hitter, he could have some DFS appeal until Soto returns. He'll need to get his bat going first, as Stevenson has a .219/.278/.344 slash line through 36 plate appearances.
Stevenson will bat leadoff and start in center field Tuesday against the Cardinals.
The 26-year-old was originally slated to come off the bench for Tuesday's contest, but he was a late addition to the starting nine with Juan Soto scratched and placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder strain. Stevenson should see increased playing time at least through the end of the month, when Soto is eligible to be activated.
Stevenson entered Monday's win over the Cardinals as a pinch hitter and launched a solo home run off Giovanny Gallegos in the seventh inning.
With Kyle Schwarber now in the lineup, Stevenson will serve as the Nats' fourth outfielder, but he quickly showed he was ready for that role by hitting his first homer of the year. The 26-year-old could have some DFS utility on days when he's giving one of the team's starting outfielders a rest.
Stevenson is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
The 26-year-old started in left field the first four games of the season, but he'll head to the bench after going 2-for-14 with one run, two RBI and four strikeouts. Hernan Perez will start in left field Saturday for Washington.
Stevenson will start in left field and bat seventh in Tuesday's season opener versus Atlanta.
Stevenson had been expected to open the season as Washington's fourth outfielder, but Kyle Schwarber's placement on the COVID-19 injured list should pave the way for the 26-year-old to fill an everyday role for at least the first week of the campaign. The lefty-hitting Stevenson will bat in the bottom third of the lineup with southpaw Drew Smyly on the bump for Atlanta, but he could climb higher in the batting order versus right-handed pitching.
Stevenson appears set as the Nationals' fourth outfielder to begin the season, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The 26-year-old has made the most of his limited opportunities in the majors over the past two years, slashing .366/.464/.620 over 84 plate appearances. Stevenson offers a good glove, some speed and solid contact ability, and the 2015 second-round pick could have deep-league value if an injury were to push him into the starting lineup.
Stevenson went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and two walks in Sunday's 15-5 win over the Mets.
Stevenson doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning and later drew an RBI walk in the third. The 26-year-old had only 47 plate appearances this season, but he made the most of them. Stevenson finished the 2020 campaign with a .366/.447/.732 slash line, 12 RBI and 10 extra-base hits.
Stevenson went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs during a 4-3 win over the Mets in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
The 26-year-old came into Saturday with only one career home run in 136 big-league games, but Stevenson took Jacob deGrom to deep right-center field in the third inning for his first long ball of the season. He then got credit for an inside-the-park homer in the fifth when Dominic Smith crashed into the wall trying to corral his drive into the left-field corner. After a 1-for-4 showing in the nightcap, Stevenson has hit safely in 11 straight games, slashing a blistering .406/.457/.813 during that stretch with five doubles and a triple in addition to Saturday's home runs.
Stevenson is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mets.
He is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak and is hitting .375 with zero home runs and one steal in 24 at-bats over that stretch. Michael Taylor gets the start in left field and will hit seventh.
Stevenson will start in left field and will lead off Wednesday against the Phillies.
Not only has Stevenson emerged as an everyday option in the corner outfield since Adam Eaton (finger) landed on the injured list last week, but the former has also emerged as the Nationals' primary table setter. Stevenson sits atop the lineup for the fourth game in a row, and he'll be looking to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He went 8-for-20 with three doubles, two walks, seven RBI, four runs and a stolen base over the previous seven contests.
Stevenson went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk in a 7-3 loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Stevenson will step into a sizable opportunity with Adam Eaton (finger) on the shelf for the rest of the season. However, hitting towards the bottom of the order on a team that ranks in the bottom third of the league in runs scored likely won't generate a ton of fantasy appeal.
Stevenson went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Friday's win during Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Marlins.
Stevenson made his first start since rejoining the major-league club during Friday's matinee, and he contributed by recording two RBI with a single in the fourth inning. He's seen minimal playing time this season and hadn't generated much production prior to Friday's performance.
Stevenson was recalled from the alternate training site Friday, Alex Chappell of MASN reports.
The 26-year-old made the Nationals' Opening Day roster but was demoted in early August, and this is his first time back with the big-league club. Stevenson and Michael Taylor figure to see significant time in right field with Adam Eaton set to miss the rest of the season with a fractured finger.
Stevenson was optioned to the Nationals' alternate training site Tuesday, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports.
Stevenson made the Nationals' Opening Day roster due to Juan Soto's positive COVID-19 test, but he never had much of a role, going hitless in five at-bats. With Soto back from the injured list, Stevenson is no longer needed on the active roster.
Stevenson is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.
Though Stevenson received the first chance to start in left field in place of Juan Soto (COVID-19) in the season opener last week, the 26-year-old has since moved back to the bench. Michael Taylor will draw a third consecutive start Monday and looks in line to serve as the club's top left fielder over Stevenson until Soto returns from the injured list.
Stevenson is starting in left field and hitting eighth Thursday against the Yankees.
Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day, and Stevenson will take his place in the lineup for Thursday's season opener against right-hander Gerrit Cole. It's unclear how long Soto is expected to miss, but Stevenson and Michael Taylor figure to share duties in his absence.
Stevenson, who was assigned to Double-A Harrisburg just before spring training was suspended, could be brought back up quickly if MLB rosters expand beyond 26 players, Byron Kerr of MASN reports.
The Nats are happy with the work Stevenson has put in to improve his swing and incorporate his lower half more, and the 25-year-old would give them another left-handed bat off the bench as a fifth outfielder. Stevenson had success in that role last season, albeit in a very small sample, slashing .367/.486/.467 over 37 plate appearances.
Stevenson was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Stevenson performed well before spring training was put on hold, slashing .276/.400/.310 with a 5:6 BB:K across 35 plate appearances, though it wasn't enough for him to secure a bench spot with the big club. The outfielder appeared in 30 games with the Nationals in 2019, slashing .367/.486/.467 in 37 plate appearances.
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