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Top Nationals prospect Victor Robles expected to be recalled Tuesday

It is looking more and more likely that Victor Robles will be making his return to the big leagues.

The Washington Nationals are expected to recall the Dominican-born outfielder as soon as Tuesday.

The team's No. 1 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was expected to have a role in 2018 before hyperextending his left elbow early on in the season for Triple-A Syracuse. The injury led to a three-month recovery process for the 21-year-old.

Since returning to the Chiefs' lineup July 7, Robles is hitting .273/.352/.377 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 39 games. He's also proven to be a threat on the bases stealing 14 safely.

In September 2017, Robles hit .250/.308/.458 with two triples in 13 games for the Nats.

Washington trails the first-place Braves by 8.5 games in the NL East and are 4-6 over their last 10.

 

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