Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tracy Returns

Tracy, above, has been out since late May. (Photo:
Yesterday, the Washington Nationals activated first baseman and pinch hitter extraordinaire Chad Tracy off of the disabled list. Tracy had been out due to a sports hernia.

In order to make room for Tracy, the Nationals optioned outfielder Corey Brown to Triple A Syracuse. Browns visit to the majors was not in vein as he did collect his first career major league hit and home run with one swing of the bat.

In 12 rehab games, Tracy batted .375 with one home run and five RBI. He finished his minor league stint going 8-for-13.

Chad Tracy instantly makes the club better. While he probably won't start a game for the rest of the season, his ability to pinch hit and clutch pinch hit isn't matched by any other major leaguer. Even though he's been out for two months, he is still second in the majors with nine pinch hit RBI.

Tracy brings an extra bit of fire power and gives the Nationals an even better chance of winning if they are down late.

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Source: CSN Washington