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Topic - Sandy Leon
First baseman Greg Dobbs has joined the Washington Nationals, who optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.
Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett, a long shot to even make the team out of spring training, was given yet another big opportunity early this season when he faced Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton with two out and one-run lead in the eighth inning. He came through yet again and is showing why the organization put its faith in him after a strong camp.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos had surgery for a broken hamate bone in his left hand Wednesday and is expected to miss about four to six weeks.
The Nationals have nearly finalized their Opening Day roster after cutting Tyler Moore, Jamey Carroll, Ryan Mattheus, Xavier Cedeno and Chris Young.
The Nationals made several major decisions Tuesday afternoon, nearly finalizing their Opening Day roster after cutting infielders Tyler Moore and Jamey Carroll, plus pitchers Ryan Mattheus, Xavier Cedeno and Chris Young.
The Nationals released veteran catcher Chris Snyder, a move that leaves them with 33 players remaining on their spring training roster.
The Nationals believe Wilson Ramos can catch 125 or more games in 2014, leaving them less interested in acquiring a veteran backup.
Teams build their farm systems in order to develop players into major leaguers, and the main goal is to produce as much MLB-caliber talent as possible. It's how the success of any team's system is judged. What, then, should be made of the actual on-field success the Nationals' system has had this year?
Rendon, Sandy Leon and Nate Karns head to Double-A Harrisburg and Eury Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats also re-assigned Matt Skole, Will Rhymes and Pat McCoy to minor league camp.
As the Washington Nationals keep reminding us, it takes a village to earn a playoff berth.
Injuries have ravaged Washington's catching depth, first taking Wilson Ramos for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, then putting Sandy Leon on the shelf for a month with a high ankle sprain. As a result, Jesus Flores has gone from bench player to iron man.
It probably would have been easier had the Washington Nationals just given in Monday night. Easier if they had succumbed to the rain, or the fatigue from a draining Sunday, or the latest devastating injury dealt them.
Sean Burnett worked through his repertoire pitch by pitch, knocking off the rust in a bullpen session typical of the early days of spring training. It would be a few more days before he and his fellow Washington Nationals pitchers had a chance to face batters, so Burnett was throwing for an audience of one - catcher Sandy Leon.
"I'm just happy for [Barrett] because he's doing a good job," said Leon, who himself is in the big leagues as a backup thanks to
"It's easy for me [to work with him]," catcher Sandy Leon said. "Because you can call whatever. You know he's going to throw a strike. He's going to throw the pitch wherever you want it thrown. You don't have to think too much, just have fun in the game and call the right pitches."