Washington Nationals recall Trey Lipscomb

June 12th, 2024

The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Trey Lipscomb from Triple-A Rochester and placed first baseman Joey Gallo on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Lipscomb, 23, joins the Nationals for the third time this year, having hit .252 with a double, home run, nine RBI, 11 walks, 10 stolen bases and 16 runs scored in 33 Major League games this season. His 10 stolen bases still rank third among Major League rookies. Lipscomb has seen time at third base (29 G/27 GS), first base (4 G/2 GS) and second base (2 G/2 GS) with the Nationals earlier this season.

In 24 games with Triple-A Rochester, Lipscomb hit .247 with four doubles, eight RBI, four walks, two stolen bases and eight runs scored.

Lipscomb was Washington’s 2023 Minor League Defensive Player of the Year and the winner of the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award for third basemen. In his first full professional season in 2023, he led Nationals Minor Leaguers with 139 hits and 29 doubles while ranking fourth in average (.272), and RBI (72) and tied for fourth in home runs (14).

A native of Frederick, Maryland, and graduate of Urbana High School, Lipscomb was selected in the third round of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Tennessee.

Gallo, 30, hit .164 with seven doubles, five home runs, 11 RBI, 21 walks, one stolen base and 17 runs scored in 46 games for the Nationals in 2024.e