Local Sports Journal

Whitehall native and current outfielder of the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth, is reported to be out for the season. McLouth looks to have his right labrum repaired under the knife after initial treatment showed his injury was much worse.

Manager Matt Williams told the media that McLouth had been playing with the hurt shoulder the whole season. McLouth exacerbated his shoulder on July 28 after he attempted to stretch a double into a triple on a diving slide.

McLouth’s batting average was .173 in 79 games but had been on the DL since the injury took place. He signed a $10.75 million two-year contract with the Nationals before the season started.

Nate Schierholtz is a possible replacement and is currently playing for Triple-A Syracuse.