Noll was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Noll is 2-for-12 at the plate for the Nationals this season. He'll make way for Juan Soto (back), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Noll was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday and will start at first base while batting eighth against the Phillies.
Noll is up to replace Matt Adams, who landed on the injured list with a shoulder strain in a corresponding move. Noll got into four games with the Nationals earlier in the season, going 1-for-6 with a walk.
Noll is starting for Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
While the Nationals have yet to officially announce anything, Noll's inclusion in Fresno's lineup suggests he will be the roster move needed to free up a 25-man spot for Carter Kieboom, who is set to be recalled from Fresno on Friday. Noll has appeared in just four games for the Nationals this season, going 1-for-6 with two RBI and three strikeouts.
Noll went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.
Getting the start at third base and hitting seventh, the rookie ripped a two-bagger off German Marquez in the second inning that brought home Matt Adams, giving Noll his first career major-league hit. He could return to Triple-A Fresno once Anthony Rendon (hand) is 100 percent, but Noll has been able to contribute in his limited opportunities so far with the Nats.
Noll was recalled by the Nationals on Monday.
Noll spent the first week of the season in the big leagues but received very few opportunities, going 0-for-2 with a walk. He was promoted despite hitting .189 in 14 games for Triple-A Fresno.
Noll was optioned to Triple-A Fresno following Wednesday's win over the Phillies, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Noll will head back to the minors with Howie Kendrick (hamstring) slated to return from the IL on Thursday. The rookie appeared in three games during his brief stint with the Nationals, going 0-for-2 before drawing a game-winning walk in Wednesday's extra-inning win over Philadelphia.
Noll will break camp with the Nationals.
Noll has yet to play above Double-A, but the non-roster invitee earned a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster thanks to his strong showing in camp. Through 27 games, the 25-year-old slashed .314/.386/.510 with a pair of homers, 10 RBI and a 5:10 BB:K. He'll likely fill a bench role until Howie Kendrick (hamstring) or Michael Taylor (knee) is ready to return.
Noll remains one of 25 healthy players still attending the Nationals' big-league camp and tentatively looks on track to win an Opening Day roster spot, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
After the Nationals demoted infielder Adrian Sanchez to Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Wilmer Difo, Matt Adams, Andrew Stevenson, Kurt Suzuki and Noll appear to have secured bench roles. Of that group, only Noll isn't currently on the 40-man roster, so the Nationals would need to make a transaction to clear a spot for him. It's possible the Nationals will survey the landscape for other available corner-infield options over the next two days before committing to Noll, who has been impressive during spring training but has yet to play above the Double-A level and isn't a noteworthy prospect.
Noll went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins.
The 25-year-old was projected as a future big-league utility player, at best, coming into camp, but Noll has done his best to change that perception with a .367/.457/.700 slash line through 35 plate appearances that includes four doubles and two homers. A seventh-round pick out of college in 2016, he's been a bit old for his level at just about every stop up the ladder so far, but after putting together a .291/.341/.412 slash line last year in a campaign split equally between High-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg, an assignment to Triple-A Fresno seems likely. If Noll keeps raking, and injuries hit the Nats' roster, a big-league debut in 2019 isn't out of the question.
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