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Washington Nationals’ Kyle Schwarber has ‘significant’ hamstring strain

Jun 28, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) Cele rates in the dugout with Nationals center fielder Gerardo Parra (88) after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 28, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) Cele rates in the dugout with Nationals center fielder Gerardo Parra (88) after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber is nursing a “significant” hamstring strain, manager Dave Martinez announced Saturday.

Schwarber, 28, sustained a right hamstring injury while rounding first base in the second inning of the Nationals’ 10-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He slammed his helmet to the ground in disgust and limped off into the dugout.

The injury came on the same day Schwarber was named National League Player of the Month for June. He hit 16 of his 25 home runs last month, going deep seven times while leading off the first inning, and slugged .760 with 30 RBIs.

Schwarber is batting .253 with team-leading totals in home runs (25) and RBIs (53) in 72 games this season, his first with Washington. He is a career .233 hitter with 146 homers and 332 RBIs in 623 games with the Chicago Cubs and Nationals.

Gerardo Parra, 34, was set to replace Schwarber in the lineup and play left field Saturday’s home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Martinez said. Parra is batting .190 with one homer and one RBI in 11 games this season.

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