Victor Robles is going to be up once the Syracuse Chiefs’ season end on September 3rd, and righty Erick Fedde is hoping he’ll be back up once he’s eligible to return from the 60-Day Disabled List. When will we see Joe Ross (Tommy John surgery) back in the majors?
With the Washington Nationals a long shot (I’m being nice) for the postseason at this point, how will they handle their September call-ups this season?
Will the Nats bring a few relievers (Sammy Solis Austin Adams, Trevor Gott?) up so we can all be bored to death by the thousand pitching changes made over the next month as Davey Martinez and Co. in the nation’s capital try to win as many as possible while hoping for a miracle?
Will infielders Matt Reynolds and Adrian Sanchez come up to give Martinez options off the bench?
Will we get a glimpse of the future with the young outfielders Robles and Juan Soto playing together at some point over the next few weeks?
“We’re trying to get whatever guys we need to help and also too some guys that deserve to be here because they’ve had an unbelievable year,” Martinez told reporters earlier this week.
“I’d like to give those guys a chance. But we’ll see, like I said, we’ll see come Friday and Saturday, we’re going to have some talks and see what we decide.”
Fedde, who suffered a shoulder injury on July 4th, said he’s hoping he’ll be back as early as possible once he’s able to return.
“September call-ups are coming and I think I get off the 60-Day on the 3rd, and hopefully on that day the team will see fit to call me back up and see what I can do to help the team at the end of the year,” the 25-year-old starter said.
He’s made three starts between Double and Triple-A so far, giving up 14 hits, four runs, and five walks, while striking out 13 in 14 2⁄3 IP. Will he start in the majors down the stretch?
Will the Nats risk taking him out of his routine and try to use him in a relief role after he suffered an injury?
Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo talked with 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies earlier this week about Robles, who hyperextended his left elbow on April 9th, and missed three months as he rehabbed from the injury, coming back up once the minor league season is over.
“I think he’ll be added to the big league roster after the Triple-A season ends — I think that is September 2nd — so we’ll probably see him soon thereafter on the 3rd of September join us with a handful of other people,” Rizzo said.
Syracuse’s schedule actually ends on the 3rd of September, so we might have to wait till the 4th to see the top outfield prospect in the organization back in Washington, D.C.
“We just want him to catch up and get as many everyday at bats as he can while he is in Triple-A,” Rizzo explained, “and when we bring him up we’d certainly like to see him play in the big leagues.”