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Brian Goodwin | Outfielder | #8

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / WAS
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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. Oct 5 - 2:41 PM

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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.
Oct 3 - 3:09 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.
Sep 27 - 5:37 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.
Sep 24 - 11:56 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.
Sep 19 - 6:03 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.
Sep 7 - 3:14 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.
Aug 22 - 6:02 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.
Aug 16 - 10:47 AM

Brian Goodwin (groin) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Goodwin left Sunday's series finale against the Giants after experiencing tightness in his groin. He remains day-to-day. Michael Taylor is in center field, Howie Kendrick is in left field, and Andrew Stevenson is in right field Tuesday versus the visiting Angels.

Brian Goodwin was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Giants with tightness in his groin.

That means he's unlikely to play in the night cap of Sunday's doubleheader. It doesn't sound like the injury is serious enough to require a trip to the disabled list however, so consider Goodwin day-to-day for the time being.
Aug 13 - 4:39 PM

Brian Goodwin hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

Goodwin was having a good night even before he stepped to the dish against Marlins reliever Junichi Tazawa in the eighth. He proceeded to pull a Tazawa fastball inside the right field foul pole, his 13th homer in 72 games. Goodwin also had a stolen base and an RBI single in the win. The 26-year-old has been a lifesaver for the Nats this year, batting .248/.312/.504 with those 13 homers and five steals filling in for a Nats outfield missing Adam Eaton, Jayson Werth and Michael Taylor.
Aug 10 - 11:24 PM

Brian Goodwin went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored as the Nationals fell to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Aside from Goodwin though, the rest of the Nationals' offense fell flat against Vance Worley and company. The rookie outfielder is now hitting .244/.308/.491 with 12 homers, 28 RBI and four stolen bases.
Aug 8 - 10:20 PM

Brian Goodwin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Goodwin went yard for the solo shot in the ninth inning. The homer was his 12th of the season and boosted his RBI total to 28. In addition, the outfielder is slashing .240/.307/.489 across 68 games played.
Aug 6 - 6:26 PM

Brian Goodwin crushed his 11th home run of the season as the Nationals topped the Rockies to salvage the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

The fifth inning solo shot off of Jon Gray was lone hit in three at-bats on the night. The 26-year-old is now hitting .246/.311/.502 with 11 homers and 26 RBI on the season.
Jul 30 - 10:23 PM

Brian Goodwin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Goodwin got the game started in fine fashion for the Nationals, socking a solo home run off Robbie Ray to lead off in the top of the first. The dinger was his ninth of the season. In addition to those nine long balls, the 26-year-old outfielder has been working to a .242/.312/.478 triple-slash and has driven in 23 runs across 178 at-bats. He has notched five extra-base hits in his last six games.
Jul 23 - 8:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Raudy Read
4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
5Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis