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Nationals' Joey Meneses: Played through knee injury
Nationals manager Dave Martinez revealed Monday that Meneses played through a knee injury this season, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
It's not clear when Meneses' knee began bothering him, but Martinez indicated it's a big reason why the 31-year-old was basically a full-time designated hitter. With Dominic Smith no longer around, Martinez would like to use Meneses some at first base in 2024 and possibly even some in the outfield. As for how Meneses is progressing in his recovery from the knee problem, Martinez said the right-handed hitter is "doing a lot of agility stuff" this offseason and "looks good so far."... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Homers, collects three hits
Meneses went 3-for-6 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory over the White Sox.
Meneses singled in two of his first three at-bats before launching a two-run home run in the fifth to extend Washington's lead. The 31-year-old has now homered in back-to-back games, collecting five RBI over that brief stretch, while Wednesday also marked his 14th game this season with at least three hits.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Cranks pinch-hit homer
Meneses went 1-for-1 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Pinch-hitting for Blake Rutherford in the seventh inning, Meneses launched a clutch three-run homer off Bryan Shaw, putting the Nationals ahead 4-2 en route to a 4-3 victory. The homer was Menses' first in 37 games, with his last coming Aug. 8. While he's hit only 12 homers this year, the 31-year-old Menses is still slashing a solid .279/.326/.406 with a team-high 84 RBI to go with 67 runs scored through 610 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Not in lineup Tuesday
Meneses is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the White Sox.
Dominic Smith will start at first base for the Nationals as Keibert Ruiz takes a turn in the DH role and Drew Millas does the catching. Meneses went 0-for-4 in Monday's series opener against Chicago and is slashing just .222/.271/.259 in 59 plate appearances since the calendar flipped to September.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Day off Saturday
Meneses isn't in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Meneses will get a breather Saturday after going 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's series opener. Lane Thomas will fill in as the Nats' designated hitter while Jake Alu, Jacob Young and Travis Blankenhorn man the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Gets rare day off
Meneses is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Meneses will head to the bench for just the ninth time all season and for the first time since July 28. His day off comes after he went 0-for-11 with four strikeouts over the first three games of the series. Prior to the dry spell at the dish, Meneses had cobbled together a seven-game hitting streak during which he batted .345 with seven RBI and three runs.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Career-high five RBI in win
Meneses went 2-for-5 with two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.
Meneses put the Nationals on top 3-1 with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning and added another two-run double in the sixth to further extend the lead. The first baseman racked up a career-high five RBI on the afternoon and raised his batting average to .283 on the season. Meneses has now recorded multiple hits in two straight games and three of his last four, scoring six runs over that stretch to go along with his five RBI on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Goes yard twice in nightcap
Meneses went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
With the Nationals facing a 4-2 deficit in the seventh inning, Meneses took matters into his own hands, launching a two-run blast to left-center field off Jeff Hoffman before clubbing a game-winning solo shot off Craig Kimbrel in the top of the ninth. Meneses has gone yard four times in the last eight games, continuing a surge that started when the calendar flipped to July -- over his last 31 games, the 31-year-old is slashing .273/.326/.545 with nine of his 11 homers on the season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Smacks clutch homer
Meneses went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Reds.
Meneses touched up starter Graham Ashcraft for a game-tying home run in the eighth inning, his ninth homer of the season. He endured a power outage over the final two weeks of July as Meneses continues to be rather streaky. The late bloomer has five hits -- including two homers -- over his last four games, and fantasy managers will have to hope this is the start of a hot stretch.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Drives in three runs
Meneses went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI in Monday's win over Milwaukee.
Meneses put the Nationals on the board with a solo shot in the second inning and later knocked a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh. It was his second homer in the last six games and he's gone 10-for-25 (.400) during that stretch. His season slash line is up to .283/.324/.409 with 33 extra-base hits and 58 RBI through 426 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Getting day off
Meneses is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
It looks to be a rare day off for Meneses. The Nationals are giving Jeimer Candelario a start in the designated hitter spot and covering third base with Ildemaro Vargas.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Joey Meneses: Socks seventh homer
Meneses went 3-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Rockies.
The 31-year-old supplied the big blow for the Nationals, taking Justin Lawrence deep in the eighth inning for the game's final runs. Meneses had a sluggish start to the season, but through 19 games in July he's slashing .268/.329/.535 with five of his seven homers on the season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
|Birthplace: Culiacan, Mexico
|Bats/Throws: R, R