Giants vs Cardinals NL Playoffs 1987

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith flips on the field at St. Louis Busch Stadium prior to the start of the first NLCS game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1987, St. Louis, Mo. Smith had been told by the Cardinals to stop the maneuver for fear of injuring himself and he had refrained until Tuesdays game. (AP Photo/John Swart)

Report: Nationals to call up prospect Carter Kieboom

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Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will promote middle infield prospect Carter Kieboom to the majors ahead of Friday’s game against the Padres. The Nationals are currently dealing with injuries to shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon, so the club hopes Kieboom can help the team tread water at the very least.

Kieboom, 21, was selected by the Nationals in the first round (28th overall) in the 2016 draft. MLB Pipeline currently rates him No. 2 in the Nationals’ system and No. 37 overall. Kieboom has played both second base and shortstop this season after exclusively playing shortstop previously in his professional career.

With Triple-A Fresno to start the 2019 season, Kieboom hit .379/.506/.636 with three homers, 18 RBI, and 14 runs scored in 83 plate appearances.