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FBB’s Washington Nationals Minor League Report: Seth Romero pitches for Hagerstown, Victor Robles nears return

Highlights from around the Washington Nationals’ Minor League system...

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This edition of the FBB’s Minor League Report features updates on Victor Robles, who is nearing his return to the field, and Seth Romero’s first appearance with the Hagerstown Suns.

Hope you enjoy as you recover from Stanley Cup partying and preparing for the Nationals’ series against the San Francisco Giants.

Seth Romero, Pitcher, Hagerstown Suns

Romero gave up one run on three hits and tallied six strikeouts in his first start with the Suns. Romero, who was the Nationals 1st Round pick, 25th overall in the 2017 Draft, was assigned and reported to Single-A Hagerstown on Wednesday. The left-hander hasn’t played in the minors this season since he was sent home from Spring Training back in March. Romero violated the team’s curfew policy policy, which led to his departure, according to the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes.

Victor Robles, Outfielder, Syracuse Chiefs

The Nationals’ top prospect is reportedly a month away for returning to action, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman. Robles has only played in four games this season. He had a .385 batting average before going on the disabled list after hyperextending his elbow.

Blake Perkins, Outfielder, Potomac Nationals

Perkins, the Nationals’ 11th best prospect according to, has been in an offensive slump this season, hitting .230 in 213 at bats. The last four games has been rough for Perkins as he’s gone 1-11 with a pair of RBI.

Philips Valdez, Pitcher, Syracuse Chiefs

Valdez has appeared in 10 games (three starts) since being called up from Harrisburg. Valdez has been solid for the Chiefs, posting a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings pitched.

Valdez started on June 3 and pitched five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven base hits and tallied five strikeouts.