WASHINGTON – The Fredericksburg Nationals start a sequence on Tuesday in southwest Virginia and they’ll achieve this with no high prospect.
Infielder Brady Home, drafted within the first spherical out of a Georgia highschool final yr by the Nationals, has not performed since June 11.
“He’s injured a bit in the meanwhile, somewhat banged up,” Fredericksburg supervisor Jake Lowery informed Federal Baseball on Monday. “That’s all I can say. We are going to see what occurs. We’ve needed to maintain him again so he can handle himself.”
Jake Lowery – skipper for @FXBGNats – tells @federalbaseball immediately that INF Brady Home is “injured a bit” and “banged up” and never with the crew with the sequence slated to start Tuesday @salemredsox. Home (.278) was a first-round 2021 choose. “That is all I can say,” Lowery mentioned.
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Lowery mentioned Home, 19, wasn’t on the bus because the Nationals headed to Salem, Virginia, on Monday. The sequence begins Tuesday with Andry Lara (1-4, 6.04) slated to start out on the mound in opposition to the Boston affiliate.
As for Home – he’s hitting .278 in 176 at-bats with three homers and 31 RBI for Fredericksburg.
He hit .341 in April after which slumped to .180 in Could. Home is batting .260 this month and had two hits in every of his final two video games in opposition to Lynchburg.
Lowery mentioned Home, as of Monday, was not on the Injured Checklist.
Fredericksburg (32-31) received 4-3 on Sunday at Myrtle Seashore as right-hander Mason Denaburg went three innings in his fourth outing of the season and gave up three walks.
He was drafted within the first spherical out of a Florida highschool in 2018 by the Nationals.
He gave up one earned run to a crew that’s 44-19 this season. Denaburg has not gone greater than three innings in an outing this yr.
“I feel he is able to go previous three innings in his subsequent begin,” Lowery mentioned. “He didn’t have his finest command however he was pleased with how he’s bouncing again in between begins.”
Lowery mentioned that right-hander Jackson Rutledge, a first-round choice in 2019, is slated to start out Wednesday at Salem. He’s 1-4 with an ERA of seven.43 this yr within the minors.
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Outfielder Jeremy De La Rosa, 20, was 2-for-4 on Sunday and is hitting .310 with six homers and 39 RBI.
“He’s doing all of it together with his glove and bat. He’s nonetheless younger,” Lowery mentioned. “He has been nice on the high of the lineup.”
Second baseman Viandel Pena, 21, was 3-for-5 at Myrtle Seashore and has a mean of .278.
“He’s regular Eddie on the high or backside of the lineup from each side of the plate,” Lowery mentioned. “He performs an above-average second base.”
Additionally on Monday, Fredericksburg pitcher Marc Davis was named the Carolina League Participant of the Week after permitting no earned runs in 5 innings of labor.