"He played three. He's doing the normal progression," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He's getting his ABs. Any time you're off, though, you have to make sure you get that timing back. So that's where he's at. The time frame, we don't know yet. We want him to do well and want him to make sure that his timing's good and his swing feels good. And when that time is, we'll call him back."
Through his first 12 at-bats in the big leagues, the 25-year-old has just one hit.
Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.