Hours after adding Juan Soto to an Injured List which already is populated with three of the Washington Nationals’ expected every day regulars (Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, and Ryan Zimmerman), both first baseman Matt Adams (jammed left shoulder) and outfielder Michael A. Taylor (jammed left wrist) left the second game of three with the Philadelphia Phillies with injuries.
Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez provided updates on Adams and Taylor after the Nats’ 10-8 win over their NL East rivals in Citizens Bank Park.
“Adams jammed his left shoulder, and then Michael jammed his wrist,” Martinez said, telling reporters what the team had already announced during the game.
“They’re both scheduled to get an MRI tomorrow.”
Asked what his level of concern was with the latest injuries to hit the Nationals’ roster, the second-year skipper said Adams’ injury was a bigger concern.
“I’m really concerned about Adams,” Martinez explained, “because he came out and he was really struggling to get his arm up, so I mean he was done, and then Michael, we’ll just have to see. Both X-rays were negative, but we’ll have to get an MRI.”
Adams injured the shoulder diving back into first base to tag the bag after diving to his right to field a sharp grounder. Taylor injured the wrist when he rolled over it diving forward to try to catch a low line drive to center field.
Asked if there would have to be moves to add some depth to the depleted roster, Martinez said he didn’t want to speculate, though it’s fairly obvious something had to happen, and it would have to happen soon-ish with the Nationals’ Triple-A now in California.
“I’m not going to speculate or anything,” he said, “but being that we’re in Fresno, we should probably get somebody on the way just in case. Our game is at [2:05 PM] so it will be difficult.”
This morning, the Nationals announced that Adams was going on the 10-Day IL, with Jake Noll back up to the majors again. No word on Taylor, with reporters from Philadelphia that the team was still waiting to see the results of today’s MRIs.
Both Matt Adams and Michael A. Taylor are getting MRIs this morning and Dave Martinez didn’t have results to share — or didn’t share them — but Adams was so stiff this morning that Martinez figured he’d be down for at least a few days.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) May 5, 2019