As the injuries continue to mount for the Washington Nationals, General Manager Mike Rizzo made a move on Monday morning to add depth to some key positions.
After being released by the Marlins last week, Greg Dobbs has signed with the Nats on a minor league deal, as first reported by the team’s official Twitter account. With Adam LaRoche, Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper all on the disabled list, the move to bring the veteran in to the organization could come with a quick promotion. Since Dobbs hasn’t played in a week, the team may want him to get revamped and in game shape and could also see just how serious the injury to LaRoche (quad) is.
For now, the Nats have 1B/OF Tyler Moore on their 25-man roster to take over for LaRoche, but if Moore ends up struggling, the Nats could just flip he and Dobbs. Dobbs, the 35-year old, 11-year veteran only played in 15 games with the Fish this season and with his offensive struggles to start the year, was deemed expendable, especially with the addition of Garrett Jones to play first base.