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Nationals' Riley Adams: No restrictions to start spring
Adams (wrist) appears to be fully recovered from hamate bone surgery in his wrist and has no restrictions to begin spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
The catcher underwent surgery in September, ending his 2023 campaign prematurely. Adams had something of a breakout at the plate in 2023, slashing .273/.331/.476 in 158 plate appearances, but the 27-year-old remains firmly behind Keibert Ruiz on the Nationals' depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Shifts to 60-day IL
The Nationals transferred Adams (wrist) to the 60-day injured list Friday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Adams underwent season-ending surgery on his left hand/wrist Sept. 11, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural. The 27-year-old slashed .273/.331/.476 with 21 RBI through 158 plate appearances in 2023, and he is expected to be fully recovered before the start of spring training. Tanner Rainey (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list to fill Adams' spot on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Gets hand surgery
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Monday that Adams underwent successful surgery to repair the fractured hamate bone in his left wrist, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Adams is expected to be fully healed from the procedure ahead of spring training in February. Drew Millas will serve as the top backup to Keibert Ruiz for the rest of the season while Adams is on the shelf. Adams finishes his second full season in Washington with a .273/.331/.476 slash line to go with four home runs, 21 RBI and eight runs across 158 plate appearances over 44 games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Lands on IL with hamate fracture
Adams was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a fractured left hamate bone, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Adams suffered the injury during Wednesday's win over the Mets and will require season-ending surgery. It's a bummer of an ending to what has been a nice season as a part-timer for the 27-year-old, as Adams produced a .273/.331/.476 slash line with four home runs in 44 games as Keibert Ruiz's understudy.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Being evaluated for hamate injury
Team officials fear Adams may have injured his left hamate bone in Wednesday's win over the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Adams departed the game after experiencing pain in his left hand/wrist on a pinch-hit swing in the bottom of the eighth inning. X-rays were inconclusive, which isn't usually an encouraging early sign, and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday. If it's a hamate bone fracture, the 27-year-old catcher would be done for the remainder of the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Getting MRI on hand Thursday
Adams was removed from Wednesday's game against the Mets with a left hand injury and will get an MRI done Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Adams entered Wednesday's contest as a pinch hitter for Travis Blankenhorn, but Adams injured his hand after fouling off a pitch and wasn't able to finish his at-bat. Initial X-rays came back inconclusive, so more information won't be available until Adams' MRI results come back Thursday. Early indications don't seem promising for the 27-year-old backstop.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Retreats to bench
Adams is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
While Keibert Ruiz had experienced some lightheadness, Adams started at catcher in each of the last four games, going 1-for-15 with nine strikeouts. Even though the Nationals called up Drew Millas from Triple-A Rochester on Monday to provide extra insurance behind the dish, Ruiz has been cleared to resume catching duties and will step in as Washington's starting backstop in the series opener in Toronto. Adams is expected to see his playing time take a hit moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Gets fourth straight start
Adams will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Adams will receive a fourth straight turn behind the dish in place of Keibert Ruiz (head) after going 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts in the previous three contests. Per Andrew Golden of The Washington Post, manager Dave Martinez said he elected to give Ruiz another day off Sunday on the advice of the Nationals' medical staff, but Ruiz is expected to rejoin the lineup Monday in Toronto. If that's the case, Adams will end up seeing a significant reduction in playing time moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Earning more playing time
Adams went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI in Saturday's 11-6 win over the Mets.
The 27-year-old backstop is having a breakout season, and through 100 plate appearances he's slashing .304/.354/.565 with four homers and 15 RBI. Adams isn't going to bump Keibert Ruiz out of the top spot on the depth chart, but he has started three of the last seven games and should continue to earn a bigger share of the workload at catcher as long as he keeps producing at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Swats fourth homer
Adams went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The 27-year-old backstop continues to make the most of his rare opportunities. Adams has recorded multiple hits in three of his last four starts dating back to July 6, boosting his slash line on the season to .289/.344/.542 with 11 extra-base hits in 91 plate appearances, including four homers. Should anything sideline Keibert Ruiz, Adams could have some fantasy appeal beyond being a cheap second catcher in NL-only formats.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Three hits in Thursday's loss
Adams went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Reds.
It's the second three-hit effort in Adams' last five starts, although that period stretches back to June 22 and he went 0-for-11 in between the two big performances. The 27-year-old catcher is slashing .282/.346/.535 on the season with 10 of his 20 hits going for extra bases (five doubles, two triples and three homers) while seeing inconsistent playing time behind Keibert Ruiz.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Powers offense in loss
Adams went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The 26-year-old started behind the plate Thursday with Keibert Ruiz resting his legs as the designated hitter, and he delivered a two-run shot during the ninth inning to cut Washington's deficit in half. Adams has a .304/.371/.589 slash line with three home runs in 16 games this season and should continue to see sporadic playing time as the backup catcher.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Three extra-base hits in win
Adams went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
Adams' solo shot in the second extended Washington's lead to 4-0. He added a single his next time up and hit back-to-back doubles in his final two at-bats, marking the first four-hit game of his career. The 2017 third-round pick continues to see sporadic time as the backup catcher behind Keibert Ruiz, but Adams' offensive explosion Sunday may earn him a few more looks moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Hits three-run home run
Adams went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 11-6 victory over the Giants.
Adams last played May 4 versus the Cubs and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but he drew the start Wednesday with Keibert Ruiz getting the night off. Adams made the most of his opportunity by extending the Nationals' lead to 4-0 with a three-run home run in the second inning, but he was retired in each of his final three at-bats. Ruiz should continue to see the majority of the starts behind the plate, but Adams' first long ball could help him draw a few more chances moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Seeing little action
Adams went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Making just his fifth start of the season, Adams failed to take advantage of one of his rare opportunities. Keibert Ruiz has handled the bulk of the action behind the plate this season for the Nationals, and Adams isn't making much of a case to see a bigger workload, going just 4-for-19 (.211) with a double and two RBI so far.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Ticketed for backup role
Adams is set to begin the season as the Nationals' backup catcher behind Keibert Ruiz, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old Ruiz is a switch hitter and is expected to handle a big workload, so Adams could be limited to only one or two starts a week. He's had an erratic spring at the plate, going 4-for-20 with three extra-base hits (two homers and a double) but a 0:11 BB:K, and he likely offers little but occasional power as a bargain DFS play or end-game option in deep two-catcher formats from a fantasy perspective.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Heads to bench Wednesday
Adams isn't starting Wednesday against the Mets.
Adams went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and four strikeouts over his last two games but will head to the bench for a second consecutive matchup to close out the regular season. Israel Pineda is starting behind the plate and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Retreats to bench for nightcap
Adams isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Adams served as the starting catcher during Saturday's matinee and went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts. Tres Barrera is starting behind the dish and batting ninth for the second game.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Takes seat for nightcap
Adams isn't starting the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Adams started the first game of Friday's twin bill and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Tres Barrera will take over behind the dish and bat ninth during the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Riley Adams: Resting again Tuesday
Adams is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Adams went 2-for-24 (.083) over his last seven games, so he will be held out in favor of Tres Barrera for the second time in three days.... See More ... See Less
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