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May 20, 2024 2 2 1 1 9.5
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Jesse Winker struggled in 2022 for Seattle with a .688 OPS, and he was even worst last season after being shipped to Milwaukee with a .567 OPS. He played in just 61 games for the Brewers due to injuries and said his struggles stemmed from the recoveries of multiple surgeries last offseason, but two straight poor campaigns can't be ignored. The veteran slugger was an All-Star for the Reds in 2021 with a 143 OPS+ and is still only 30 years old, so there's still plenty of runway to turn things around. Winker landed a minor-league contract with Washington during the offseason, which is probably an ideal landing spot in terms of potential playing time in 2024. A spot on the Opening Day roster is realistic with a decent showing in camp.

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2024 1222.8 22 6 21 22 5 .232
2023 84.51.4 16 1 23 26 .199
2022 297.52.2 51 14 53 84 .219
3y Avg. 2622.6 48 13 49 54 0 .250
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Goes yard for second straight game

    Winker went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's win over the Twins. He led off the fourth inning by working the count full against Pablo Lopez before crushing a fastball over the fence in center field. Winker has left the yard in back-to-back games and has four hits in his last three contests, but that comes on the heels of an 0-for-21 stretch. On the season, the 30-year-old is slashing .232/.346/.411 with six homers, five steals, 21 RBI and 22 runs in 44 games; however, Winker may need to stay hot if he wants to hang onto a significant role in the OF/DH mix with Lane Thomas (knee) closing in on his return and top prospect James Wood (.393/.493/.689 in May for Triple-A Rochester) pounding on the door for a promotion.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Swats solo homer

    Winker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's 11-5 loss to the Phillies. Winker is in the midst of a lengthy slump, entering the game with one hit in his last 25 at-bats. His only hit during that stretch came in Saturday's game, which, combined with Sunday's homer, could mean brighter days ahead for the 30-year-old. Even with the cold spell, Winker is slashing .224/.339/.381 with five homers and five stolen bases.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: On bench for series finale

    Winker is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Winker was held out of the lineup for the front end of Tuesday's doubleheader while he recovered from back spasms, but he was back in the starting nine at designated hitter for the Nationals' 4-0 loss in the nightcap, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. The Nationals haven't indicated that Winker suffered a setback with his back coming out of Tuesday's contest, so his absence Wednesday likely has more to do with the White Sox bringing a lefty (Garrett Crochet) to the hill.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Out for Game 1

    Winker (back) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Winker was removed from Sunday's game with back spasms and wasn't part of the Nationals' lineup for Monday's matchup against the ChiSox, which was postponed. While it's possible Winker returns for the nightcap Tuesday, it's more likely he'll receive the full day off. Nick Senzel will handle DH duties during Game 1.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Sitting out with back spasms

    Winker (back) is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Winker was removed from Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox with back spasms. He's feeling better Monday but isn't well enough to start just yet. Winker dealt with back problems for a chunk of last season while he was with the Brewers, but his current back issue is considered unrelated. Nick Senzel will serve as the Nationals' designated hitter while Winker recovers.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Exits with back spasms

    Winker left Sunday's loss to the Red Sox in the sixth inning due to back spasms, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. The 30-year-old tried to play through the issue, but Winker's back flared up after he made a diving attempt to catch a sinking liner in the bottom of the fifth inning. Trey Lipscomb pinch hit for him in the sixth, with Ildemaro Vargas shifting from third base to left field defensively. Winker is slashing .235/.350/.386 through 38 games on the season with four homers, 18 RBI, 19 runs and a career-high four steals, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he got a day off Monday when the Nationals head to Chicago to face the White Sox and right-hander Chris Flexen.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Homers, reaches base four times

    Winker went 2-for-2 with two walks, a three-run home run, a double and an additional run scored during Sunday's 11-8 win over the Blue Jays. Winker entered the game in a 1-for-21 skid but broke the skid with a couple of extra-base hits, including a three-run homer off Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah that put the cap on a five-run fourth inning for the Nats. The homer was the fourth of the season for Winker, who also later added his seventh double. He's slashing .254/.372/.421 with four homers, 18 RBI, 18 runs and three stolen bases over 131 plate appearances.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Out against left-hander

    Winker is not in the lineup for Friday's tilt versus the Blue Jays. Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi is starting for the Jays on Friday and he's limited left-handed batters to a .351 OPS this season. Meanwhile, the lefty-hitting Winker has a .505 OPS against southpaws in 2024. Ildemaro Vargas is in left field.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Swipes third bag

    Winker went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Marlins. The 30-year-old had a busy day despite his lack of success with the bat, drawing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning, then reaching base on a fielder's choice and stealing a bag in the seventh. Winker's reached base safely in 17 of the last 19 games, slashing .278/.369/.472 over that stretch with all three of his homers and all three of his stolen bases on the season along with 13 runs and 13 RBI. With Lane Thomas (knee) and Joey Gallo (shoulder) sidelined, Winker's become the everyday starter in left field, while Eddie Rosario and Alex Call platoon in right.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Swats grand slam Saturday

    Winker went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Saturday's 11-4 victory over the Marlins. After walking CJ Abrams to load the bases in the top of the fifth inning, Edward Cabrera hung a curveball to Winker, who deposited it over the right-field wall to break the game open. Winker also had a single, giving him his first multi-hit game since April 16. He's now slashing .291/.404/.465 on the season for the Nationals.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Clubs two-run homer

    Winker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a double in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers. Winker was the only one in the Nationals' lineup with multiple hits, as he accounted for six total bases while the rest of his teammates combined for four. He doubled his first time up and then took Ryan Yarbrough deep to right in the third for his second long ball of the year. Winker struggled with his bat over the last two seasons in Seattle and Milwaukee, but he is off to a blistering start this year, hitting .373/.500/.608 with five RBI, 11 runs and a 9:10 BB:K in 64 plate appearances.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Perfect at plate Friday

    Winker went 4-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning loss to the A's. The 30-year-old outfielder did everything he could to get the Nationals into the win column in a 2-1 loss, but the rest of the team only managed four hits combined. Winker is off to a blistering start to 2024, batting .361 (13-for-36) through 12 games with three doubles, a homer, a steal, three RBI and seven runs, but the lackluster lineup around him has limited his fantasy production.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Swipes rare bag Wednesday

    Winker went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Giants. The 30-year-old outfielder has never stolen more than one base in a season, with his last pilfer coming July 1, 2021. Winker's had a solid start to the campaign and, most importantly, has looked healthy, batting .281 (9-for-32) through 11 games with two RBI, six runs and an 8:7 BB:K, although his only two extra-base hits have been doubles.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Back in lineup Thursday

    Winker (illness) will start in left field and bat sixth in Thursday's game versus the Pirates. Winker has dealt with an illness this week but is feeling well enough to play Thursday. It's a bit of a surprise he's in the lineup at all since the Pirates are starting lefty Martin Perez, and the left-handed hitting Winker has a career .657 OPS versus southpaws.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Not in lineup

    Winker (illness) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Pirates, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Winker had to be removed from Monday's 8-4 loss to Pittsburgh due to an illness. Even after Tuesday's off day, Winker won't rejoin the lineup, though it's unclear whether he's still not feeling well or if he's just getting an extra day to rest up. Eddie Rosario will play left field and Victor Robles will be in center while Winker is on the bench.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Left game due to illness

    Winker was removed from Monday's game against the Pirates due to illness, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. This is good news for the Nationals, as it likely means Winker will return within a day or two. The team should know more about Winker's availability for Wednesday after re-evaluating him Tuesday.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Exits with apparent injury

    Winker was removed from Monday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Winker didn't suffer an obvious injury but was replaced in left field by Eddie Rosario to begin the top of the second inning. He didn't take an at-bat or have a ball hit to him before being lifted. The Nationals should provide more clarity on Winker's situation soon.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: On base three times Sunday

    Winker went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double in Sunday's loss to the Reds. Facing the club he made his big-league debut with in 2017, Winker continues his hot start to the season but wasn't able to generate any production outside of his OBP. The 30-year-old has started all three games in left field for the Nationals so far while Eddie Rosario gets a look in center field, and Winker's 5-for-11 showing with a 2:3 BB:K should keep him in the lineup, even if he has only one run and one RBI to show for it so far.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Officially makes roster

    The Nationals selected Winker to the major-league roster Sunday. The 30-year-old joined the Nationals as a non-roster invitee in February and earned a place on the Opening Day roster with a .932 OPS in 15 Grapefruit League games. Winker posted a .567 OPS with Milwaukee last season but was limited to 61 games while returning from neck and knee surgeries, and he'll likely need to be more productive in 2024 in order to stick around in Washington.
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  • Nationals' Jesse Winker: Battling for roster spot

    Winker could miss out on a big-league roster spot with the Nationals after the team added Eddie Rosario last week, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. The 30-year-old Winker looked like a good bet to break camp with the Nats when he signed an NRI deal in February, provided that he was healthy and could re-discover his old form at the plate. He's held up his end up that bargain so far, batting .350 (7-for-20) through nine spring games with two doubles and a 5:4 BB:K, but the Rosario signing likely bumps Joey Gallo from left field to first base and Joey Meneses from 1B to DH, seeming to leave little room for a defensively limited player like Winker.
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