NL East: Senzel's fluke injury creates opportunity in WAS

Washington Nationals

Nick Senzel was taking grounders at his old home ballpark getting ready to open a new chapter as the everyday third baseman for the Washington Nationals when he fielded a bad hop. Another fluke accident resulted in a broken thumb. It's an unfortunate turn of events for a guy who was likely hoping a new team would help him finally turn the page on a career that has shown flashes of promise derailed by injuries. Senzel's continued bad luck creates opportunity for another young Nationals prospect: Trey Lipscomb.

Lipscomb is a 23-year old third baseman who's never played above Double-A, although he was assigned to Triple-A after a strong showing in spring training. Lipscomb got 55 plate appearances with the Nationals this...

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