The Washington Nationals returned from rehabilitation assignment and reinstated infielder/outfielder Ehire Adrianza from the 60-day Injured List and optioned infielder Lucius Fox to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Adrianza, 32, hit .364 with two doubles, two homers, five RBI, four walks, one stolen base and six runs scored in 11 rehabilitation games between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester. He appeared at shortstop (5 G), third base (5 G), designated hitter (2 G) and second base (1 G).
Adrianza appeared in 109 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2021, hitting .247 with nine doubles, two triples, five homers, 28 RBI, 21 walks and 32 runs scored. In 72 pinch-hit plate appearances, he led Major League pinch hitters in extra-base hits (8), hits (16) and doubles (5). He was second in homers (3) and RBI (12).
A veteran of nine Major League seasons, Adrianza has hit .244 with 72 doubles, nine triples, 21 home runs, 142 RBI, 115 walks, 18 stolen bases and 175 runs scored in 575 career games. He began his career with the San Francisco Giants (2013–16) before spending time with the Minnesota Twins (2017–20) and the Atlanta Braves (2021). Adrianza won two World Series, 2014 with San Francisco and most recently 2021 with Atlanta.
Fox, 24, did not appear in a game for the Nationals during this stint on the Major League roster.
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