Nationals Call Up Shortstop Trea Turner
The Washington Nationals called up shortstop Trea Turner on Friday just a few months after being acquired from the San Diego Padres.
The twenty-two year old was traded to the Nationals along with Joe Ross in a three team deal that involved eleven players and was actually dealt months ago but due to him never not signing a Major League deal, he remained with the Padres until earlier this summer.
A 2014 MLB First Round Draft pick (13th Overall), Trea Turner was with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs for the last forty-eight games where he hit an impressive .314 with a season average at .322 and although he has spent most of his career at shortstop, he has made twenty one errors as that position which has led him to most recently playing second base as well.
Not only has Turner been successful getting on base, but his speed has also played a factor as he has only been caught 6 times this season while stealing base twenty nine times successfully.
The Nationals are looking for extra resources as they try and catch up to the New York Mets as they continue to trail by four games in the National League East.