11-Year Veteran Suffers Familiar Injury, Nationals Shuffling the OF

For the second year in a row, a left calf strain is going to cost the Washington Nationals' eleven-year veteran outfielder Corey Dickerson some time. He's been placed on the injured list. 

Dickerson suffered the injury over the weekend, after going 0-for-3 to start the season. The 33 year old signed late in the offseason with the Nationals, who become the journeyman's 8th major league team. He has a career .281 average with an .801 OPS. 

Last season, with the St. Louis Cardinals, a left calf strain kept Dickerson out for a month. 

In his stead, the Nats have promoted an outfielder who made his major league debut last season.

Garrett had a nice big league debut in 27 games last year for the Arizona Diamondbacks, batting .276 with four dingers and an .848 OPS. But his BABIP (batting average on balls in play) was an unsustainable .370, leading one to believe his numbers could be in for regression this season. 

He did put up some nice power numbers in Triple-A last season, however, blasting 28 HR with 95 RBIs and a .900 OPS. There could be some production in that bat, after all. 

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