Monday, July 17, 2006
The Nationals had to make a roster move today to bring Tony Armas Jr. off the disabled list and activate him for tonight's game in Florida. To no one's surprise, Jim Bowden designated Matt LeCroy for assignment. If "Big Country" is not claimed off waivers, then the Nationals could send him to New Orleans. But, what would be the point? As nice of a fellow as he is, LeCroy was a bad fit for this team in the National League. Matt had no position, he's a DH, and hopefully will get the deserved opportunity to return to the American League and produce again. LeCroy had only 78 total plate appearances this season, with 2 HRs and 9 RBI, hitting .239. He's a better hitter than that, just needs the chance somewhere else.