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Nationals ship Joey Meneses, who debuted at 30, to Triple-A


WASHINGTON — Nationals first baseman Joey Meneses was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, ending a virtually two-year run in Washington’s lineup for a longtime minor leaguer who had a memorable large league debut at age 30.

Meneses, now 32, spent 12 seasons within the minors earlier than he was known as up on Aug. 2, 2022, shortly after the Nationals traded star outfielder Juan Soto to San Diego for a number of prospects.

Meneses homered for his first main league hit and batted .324 with 13 homers in 222 at-bats as a 30-year-old rookie. He was Washington’s common designated hitter final season and batted .275 with 13 homers and 89 RBIs in 154 video games.

However his energy dipped precipitously this 12 months. Meneses is hitting .231 and slugging .294 with three homers and 43 RBIs. Batting cleanup, he went 0-for-4 in Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Mets.

Meneses amassed greater than 5,500 skilled at-bats earlier than his debut with Washington. He has performed in Japan and Mexico and represented his native Mexico within the World Baseball Basic, the Olympics and the Caribbean Sequence.

The Nationals additionally introduced Thursday that outfielder Eddie Rosario grew to become a free agent after clearing waivers. Rosario was designated for task Monday.

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