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Brian Goodwin | Outfielder | #8

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals placed OF Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion.
Goodwin injured his wrist last Wednesday, but was used as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. That will push back his potential return. Andrew Stevenson will take his place on the active roster. Apr 17 - 3:43 PM

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Brian Goodwin (wrist) struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning Sunday against the Rockies.

Goodwin injured his wrist while attempting a diving catch last Wednesday and was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday and Sunday. It's a good sign that he was able to pinch hit on Sunday, so assuming he bounces back fine, look for him to return to the starting lineup soon.
Apr 16 - 8:36 AM

Brian Goodwin was scratched from the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore left wrist.

Goodwin injured his wrist while making a diving catch on Wednesday and it's still a little sore. Moises Sierra will take his place in the lineup against the Rockies and Jon Gray.
Apr 14 - 12:09 PM

Brian Goodwin is dealing with a sore wrist as a result of a diving catch Wednesday.

It's part of the reason the Nationals started Matt Adams in left field Thursday, although Goodwin was available off the bench. Goodwin should be available again Friday, although it's possible he'll be on the bench again with the Rockies throwing left Kyle Freeland.
Source: MASN Sports
Apr 13 - 1:56 PM

Brian Goodwin is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Nationals on Wednesday versus the Braves.

It looks like Goodwin will be the primary fill-in for Adam Eaton, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday morning with a bone bruise in his left ankle. Goodwin has an .836 OPS with one home run and two stolen bases in 11 games (21 at-bats) this season and could carry some short-term fantasy value while Eaton is sidelined.
Apr 11 - 10:13 AM

Brian Goodwin slugged a ninth-inning grand slam to bury the Reds on Saturday.

The Nationals were already ahead 9-5 when Goodwin came to the plate with the bases loaded against reliever Kevin Quackenbush in the final frame. The slam put the game out of reach even though the Reds mounted a rally in the bottom of the inning. Goodwin went 2-for-5 with two runs and four RBI on the day. He will serve as the team's fourth outfielder this year.
Mar 31 - 5:53 PM

Brian Goodwin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-1 Grapefruit League win over the Astros.

Goodwin is expected to reprise last year's role as a backup outfielder again in 2018. He has a good dose of power and speed but is unlikely to ever get enough playing time in Washington's loaded lineup to generate much fantasy value.
Mar 3 - 6:34 PM

Brian Goodwin (groin) will likely be on the Nationals' active roster for the NLDS.

Goodwin landed on the disabled list in mid-August with a strained groin and has been sidelined ever since, but he got in some simulated work at the Nationals' spring training complex toward the end of the regular season and he has apparently looked healthy during team workouts this week in Washington. The 26-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder posted an impressive .811 OPS in 278 plate appearances this summer with the Nats.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Brian Goodwin (groin) looked good during Tuesday's workout.

Goodwin landed on the disabled list in mid-August with a strained groin, but he was able to do full baseball activities in Palm Beach last week. It sounds like he has a good chance of making the Nats' roster for the NLDS.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 03:09:00 PM

Brian Goodwin (groin) could be ready to play by the time the NLDS starts.

Goodwin hasn't played since going on the DL with a strained groin in mid-August. He was a pleasant surprise for the Nationals before the injury, posting an .811 OPS and hitting 13 homers in 74 games.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 05:37:00 PM

Brian Goodwin (groin) did some running and took batting practice Sunday.

It's a nice step, although it's unclear when or if Goodwin might make it back sometime this week. He's not looking like a great bet to be included on the Nationals' NLDS roster.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 11:56:00 AM

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that Brian Goodwin (groin) is "pretty far behind."

Goodwin landed on the disabled list in mid-August with a left groin strain and then suffered a setback in early September. He ran sprints Tuesday afternoon at Atlanta's SunTrust Park, but it sounds like the 26-year-old outfielder is a longshot for Washington's postseason roster.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Brian Goodwin had a setback in his recovery from a left groin strain.

That's a big reason the Nationals decided to call up top outfield prospect Victor Robles. It sounds like Goodwin, who's been on the disabled list since August 15, might be done for the season.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Brian Goodwin (groin) swung a bat Tuesday.

But he hasn't been cleared for full-intensity running and that remains the big rehab hurdle for Goodwin, who landed on the disabled list August 14 with a left groin strain. He'll be out for at least another week.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Nationals placed OF Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 14, with a left groin strain.

The injury comes with bad timing for Goodwin, who had been drawing regular starts in the Nationals' outfield. He owns a cool .811 OPS with 13 home runs and six stolen bases in 74 games this season. Alejandro De Aza has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Jhonatan Solano
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Moises Sierra
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres
10Trevor Gott