The Washington Nationals start a two-game home series against the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Catcher Sandy Leon will make his major league debut behind the plate, while batting eighth in the order. Leon was called up to replace Wilson Ramos who tore his ACL over the weekend.
Leon is a highly touted prospect who was playing at Double-A Harrisburg prior to Ramos' injury. He was named the best defensive catcher in the Carolina League for 2011. In 27 games prior to his cup of coffee, the 23-year-old Leon was hitting .319/.356/.457 with one home run and 12 RBI in Harrisburg.
The rest of the Nationals' lineup looks like this:
The game starts at 7:05 p.m. with TV coverage on MASN 2.
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