Nationals prospect Daylen Lile has a lower back contusion after scary tumble against Red Sox

Sun, Mar 3, 2024
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Nationals prospect Daylen Lile has a lower back contusion after scary tumble against Red Sox

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Washington Nationals prospect Daylen Lile has a lower back contusion after tumbling over the outfield wall during a spring training game.

Manager Dave Martinez said Sunday that Lile was out of the hospital.

"I mean, he's hurting. But he's gonna be OK, which is great news," Martinez told reporters. "We lucked out."

The 21-year-old Lile was taken off on a stretcher during the seventh inning of Saturday's 4-2 loss to Boston. He got hurt when he tried to make a leaping catch on Tyler Miller's solo homer to right-center.

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Lile landed in Boston's bullpen and Red Sox relievers immediately motioned for help.

Lile, a Louisville, Kentucky, native, was selected by Washington in the second round of the 2021 draft. He batted .269 with nine homers, 66 RBIs and 10 triples in 106 games over two minor league stops last year.

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