Washington Nationals Promote Outfielder

The Washington Nationals are giving Donovan Casey a chance, as they have promoted the 26-year-old outfielder to their major league roster. 

This call-up is very notable, as Casey was one of the pieces that the Nationals received from the Dodgers in the Max Scherzer/Trea Turner blockbuster last season. Thus, all eyes will naturally be on him once he officially makes his debut. 

Casey played in six games this season with Triple-A Rochester. In them, he had one home run, six RBIs, and a .250 batting average. During the 2021 season between Double-A and Triple-A, he put together a strong campaign, as he had 16 home runs, 55 RBIs, and a .269 batting average. He also was active on the basepaths with his 22 stolen bases.

It will be intriguing to see how Casey performs during his call-up. If he does well, perhaps he will cement himself a permanent spot on their major league roster for the year. 

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