Nationals Content With Catching Depth

It was revealed Tuesday night that Nationals catcher Jesus Flores will miss at least three months, and possibly the entire season, with a stress fracture in his right shoulder.  It's terrible news for a Nationals team that has dealt with far too many negatives this season, but, as Zach Berman of the Washington Post writes, don't expect acting GM Mike Rizzo to bring in a catcher from outside the organization. 

"Rizzo pledged confidence in the current tandem of Wil Nieves and Josh Bard," writes Berman.  "Plus, Flores remains the Nationals' long-term catcher, and it would not be worth sacrificing a prospect for a stopgap during a season that has already gone awry."

Nieves is batting .281/.324/.328 this season with three doubles and eight RBI in 64 at-bats. He'll see the majority of starts, with Bard playing the backup role.


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