Down to the Wire for Former 2005 Turk Clint Robinson

Written By Dave Norman
Turks Play-by-Play Announcer
Down to the Wire for Former 2005 Turk Clint Robinson
After heading to the Washington Nationals Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee, Clint Robinson has made a very  strong case to make the club and head to the nations capital.  Power, patience and position versatility have been the story clint robinson swing from Florida.  Couple that with the Nationals injury issues that have shuffled the outfield and infield roster needs and you  have a two-man race for the final roster spot on 2nd-year Manager Matt Williams club.

 The Nationals now have to decide who they want to keep between Mike Carp and Clint Robinson for the final bench spot. Both are left-handed hitters. Between the two, Robinson is having a better spring, going 16-for-49 (.327) with two home runs and eight RBIs.  “Clint has had a great spring. [His swing is] short and repeatable,” Williams said.

Carp is batting .189 (7-for-37) with two RBIs, but he has experience in the postseason. He was on the Red Sox’s World Series championship team in 2013. “Mike has the track record and has done it,” Williams said. “So that’s why [Robinson and Carp] are still here and playing for us. We are going to give them an opportunity the last couple of games.”

Clint has done all he can do in the minor leagues and has been on the cusp of the right big league opportunity with several teams.  He has shown the ability and “Natitude” that has the Nats thinking about another big season.   Let’s continue to wish him the best!

GO Clint, GO Turks!