Washington placed Ryan Zimmerman on the paternity list and in the corresponding roster move called upon infielder Trea Turner on Friday.
Turner made his season debut Friday and had success. He went 3-for-4 at the plate, but it doesn't appear Turner will remain with the Nationals for long.
Turner, who is batting .310 over 50 games in Triple-A, is expected to be optioned early next week. Despite Turner's immediate success, he will only remain with the Nationals for the weekend, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier:
Dusty confirms that this is just a weekend stint for Trea Turner while Zimmerman is on paternity leave— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) June 3, 2016
More from around the National League East:
- With David Wright out at third base, the Mets are considering trade possibilities, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. However, Wilmer Flores will also have an opportunity to win the starting job.
- The Phillies will likely be receiving calls on the status of right-hander Hector Neris, but will the club decide to move him if it remains competitive this summer?
- New York is hoping starter Zack Wheeler will be healthy and ready to join the team shortly after the All-Star break.
- Don't look now, but Bryce Harper could be in a position to demand a $750 million contract. Whether or not a club gives him that kind of money remains to be seen.
- The Marlins are the only team in baseball above five-hundred with a negative run differential.
- Atlanta activated Jim Johnson from the disabled list.