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Trey Lipscomb Called Up To Nationals After Nick Senzel Suffers Thumb Injury

 Matt Tallarini  |    Mar 29th, 2024 12:27pm EDT

Trey Lipscomb of the Washington Nationals at bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on February 25, 2024 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of infielder Trey Lipscomb from Triple-A Rochester after third baseman Nick Senzel broke his thumb in practice Thursday.

Senzel sustained the injury before the start of the Nationals’ 2024 season opener on March 28, a game they lost 8-2 on the road against the Cincinnati Reds. 

Lipscomb will join Washington Friday afternoon in Cincinnati, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reported on March 28. 


Shortstop Nasim Nunez made the Nats’ opening day roster as the 26th player after Lipscomb was reassigned to minor league camp, RotoWire reported on March 27.

Lipscomb was reassigned to Triple-A Rochester from Double-A Harrisburg on March 28, prior to being called up to the majors. 

Lipscomb, 24, was born in Frederick, Md., and was drafted by Nationals in the third round of the 2022 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft out of the University of Tennessee following his senior season and signed on July 21, 2022. He is the No. 16-ranked prospect in the Nationals organization on MLBpipeline.com. 

Lipscomb was not on the 40-man roster for the Nationals at the start the 2024 regular season. Senzel will likely be moved to the Injured List to make room for Lipscomb.

Lipscomb battled with Luis Garcia Jr. at second base during spring training, playing in 13 games and starting eight at second base in Florida. In 70 innings, he had 41 total chances, 13 putouts, 27 assists, one error, five double plays, and a .976 fielding percentage. 

Lipscomb also played at shortstop and third base during spring training. He played in four games and made three starts at third base, and in 25 innings, he had six total chances, six assists, and turned one double play. At shortstop, he played in six games, and in 19 innings, he had 13 total chances, three putouts, 10 assists, and turned one double play. 

During spring training, he batted .400 in 21 games with 20 hits, two doubles, one triple, one home run, seven RBI, one stolen base, five walks, and seven strikeouts. 

Lipscomb was invited to Major League camp on January 30 as a non-roster invitee. 

He played in 21 games in the Arizona Fall League in 2023 with the Scottsdale Scottsdale Scorpions and batted .205 with 17 hits, two doubles, one home run, seven RBI, one walk, and 18 strikeouts. 

Last season, Lipscomb started in High-A Wilmington and played in 49 games batting .251 with 212 plate appearances with 48 hits, 14 doubles, four home runs, 27 RBI, six stolen bases, 15 walks, 42 strikeouts, and a .699 OPS before he Double-A Harrisburg on June 9. 

In Harrisburg, Lipscomb played in 80 games to finish the 2023 season and hit .284 with 335 plate appearances smacking 91 hits, 15 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 45 RBI, four stolen bases, 12 walks, 61 strikeouts, and a .748 OPS. 

The Nationals will play the Reds on March 30 at 4:10 p.m. EST at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. The Nats’ 2024 home opener will be against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1 at 4:05 p.m. EST.