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Re: Stone Garrett - MIA
« Reply #50: January 25, 2024, 08:01:37 PM »
Terrible that he’s had to endure all of that.  Pulling hard for him to recover fully and pick up where he left off.
Me too. Could be a great story.  Need one of those.

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« Reply #51: February 22, 2024, 12:07:17 AM »
Great news on Stone: https://www.masnsports.com/blog/garrett-easing-his-way-back-but-approaching-final-leg-of-rehab

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Stone Garrett was taking fly balls with the rest of the Nationals’ outfielders earlier this week when one of the coaches sent a deep drive over his head. It was the first time he was forced to go back toward the wall to make a play this spring, the first time he engaged in such an activity since that awful August night at Yankee Stadium when he suffered a gruesome injury.

Garrett, though, never thought about any of that. He simply tracked down the ball, made the play and re-took his position, only realizing afterward the significance of the moment.

“It’s kind of like instinct,” he said. “It was weird, we were doing fly balls and one just shot off. … You just go get it, don’t think about the leg or anything. So it’s been pretty nice. No pain. No nothing, really.”

Garrett always knew he’d make a full physical recovery from the broken left fibula and damaged ankle he suffered trying to make a leaping grab at the wall in New York late last summer. The real test, though, was going to be mental. When the time came to make a tough baseball play, would he hesitate at all, or would instincts take over?

When those instincts indeed took over, Garrett breathed a sigh of relief.

“I’m still doing it,” he said with pride. “Like, yeah, I can still do this. So it definitely was a sigh of relief.”

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Re: Stone Garrett - MIA
« Reply #52: February 22, 2024, 03:43:25 PM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/stone-garrett-discusses-recovery-from-left-leg-injury

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“I just want to make sure that he’s 100 percent before we get him out there and really start fully going,” manager Dave Martinez said. “But he looks good. Look, he worked diligently all winter long to get himself ready. I think he’s in a good spot. I think as of right now, he could be ready for Opening Day, and that’s the way we’re looking at it.”

IF that means in the field on opening day, then I'd be :shock:

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« Reply #53: February 22, 2024, 04:09:24 PM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/stone-garrett-discusses-recovery-from-left-leg-injury

IF that means in the field on opening day, then I'd be :shock:
Hopefully DH / PH against LHP at a minimum (though he doesn't have big splits)

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Re: Stone Garrett - MIA
« Reply #54: February 22, 2024, 05:22:45 PM »
Hopefully DH / PH against LHP at a minimum (though he doesn't have big splits)
if the dude is healthy, then I want him full time and eventually in the OF if his leg is sound. I have higher hopes for him being in the OF for the next good Nats team than Thomas. I expect Thomas either to be dealt or to walk after 2025.

Gallo and Winker complicate Garrett's playing time, but Gallo can play first if Stone can play LF. Again, my "who needs OF defense" fantasy has Gallo-Thomas-Garrett on opening day, with Winker at DH and Meneses at 1st.